Symptoms: Pellet stove seemed to be giving less heat for the setting chosen.Also fire seemed to have periods of less intensity and oddly less pellets consumed than normal. Result: Auger motor has lots of play from wear and sometimes at certain points of rotation, instead of spinning when power is applied, the rotor gets "locked" and doesn't spin, but will free itself after a few cycles. The shows the bearing ends of the motor.The stove is a Drolet eco-45. Others may be similar. Simply, the bearings can be spun around in the socket, and there is generally less wear on the other side. If anyone has a source for these bearings, please contact me. Pretty stupid to have to throw out a perfectly good motor over some 50 cent bearings. I'll make some first.