Alright I'm trying to get my pellet grill up and running prior to Thanksgiving and I seem to have a seized motor.
The past few days I was working on clearing a pellet clog in the middle of the auger shift. After many struggles and disassembling the housing to try to force the drive shift I managed to burn out the clog and the unit started to run albeit weakly and backwards likely due to me putting the motor on backwards.
I went to try to reverse the direction and now the motor is seized. I have removed the motor from the gearbox to ensure no major gear issues and tested it independently and it just hums.
I have cleaned the motor and the housing without luck. I can insert the motor and drive into the housing and it spins freely when not under load. Under load and in either direction it hums and resists rotation in either direction.