Inspired by Bugs' thread I pulled the lower bearing plate on the auger. And here it is. The auger seems to have scored the plate at some point, but I could not make it contact the plate by hand. It is veeeery close to the plate though. The auger has 1/8 inch play vertically and just a little bit side to side. I guess I'll replace the Nylatron bearing anyway for piece of mind The auger motor seems fine for a 20 year old part. Anyone know what the pin sticking out from the auger shaft is for?