Originally Posted by gailquilter2
Thanks, so do I fix it now or wait for it to die? More expensive if I wait or the same??
No penalty for waiting that I know of except for very loud noises on shutdown.
You can check it.
You should not be able to visibly wiggle the fan blade shaft at right angles to its axis, that is, sideways.
A bad bearing will make a clunking noise with this test and you will be able to see the movement.
The price for just the part will probably put you on the repair/replace fence. A shop that services motors may be able to help you, though. The electrical part of this motor is probably OK.