Fan is running, even seems to spin freely after shuts down. But when I mechanically stop it the noise seems to quit. Shaft moves in and out freely. I attempting to lubricate and see results.
If the noise stops is you stop the blade, you need to replace the motor. It should run completely silent.
Here is a link for the motor
Lube almost stopped noise. Motor ordered from local store where orginally purchased. Little higher but free shipping and I am pleased with their business although they sub their repairs.
Thanks and I'll now give you a rating