Ok, more stuff. This is from the description of an ebay auction for the end plate/nylatron bushing: "This Bearing Endplate assembly is a direct replacement for all Whitfield stoves that came with the old style brass bushing. If you have the older style bronze - brass bearing, you will likely find that it is loose in the mounting plate. It is recommended that you replace it with this Nylatron style bearing. Continuing to use your stove with a loose bearing will cause undo stress on the auger motor and will significantly decrease it's life expectancy. With normal use, this Nylatron style bearing would need to be replaced approximately every 7 - 10 years, depending on how much you use your stove. To check your Nylatron bearing for excess wear, see if the auger shaft wobbles where it passes through the bearing on the very bottom. It should have very little play in it. Another tell tale sign that your bearing is worn is finding an unusually large pile of fine sawdust under the base of the auger. " Do y'all agree? I saw another post somewhere (I think on Mike's site) and the person said they just found another brass bushing at their local hardware store that fit which fixed their problem. Do you think I should buy this to fix my debris problem?