Mower motor sounds like a bad bearing.

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After mowing grass during the morning hours when the grass maybe had a tiny bit of moisture on it, it worked fine and was nice and quiet. I went to mow the grass again a couple weeks later, and noticed it sounds like a bearing is going out in the motor. I took the blade off and cannot locate a bearing (I assume its on the top end of the motor?). Has anyone else had this problem before? Solution? My issue is Ego says my mower is not under warranty because it wasnt purchased from the right dealer, even though it was bought brand new a year ago. Any help is much appreciated!!!
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Wondering if you got snookered by an unauthorized EGO seller. With the blade off, did the motor shaft feel rough when turning it? If not, you might try sharpening and balancing the blade and see if that helps clear up the sound you are hearing.
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I didn't buy it from Amazon. Checked the bearings they seem fine. Attached is the video with no blade. Is that normal?
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Not seeing a link or attachment to a video.
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It won't let me attach a video. Do you have an email or phone number I can text it to?
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Maybe you can upload it to YouTube and link to it from here?
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It does not feel rough, no. Would a bad blade sound like a bearing going out?
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Yup, it's always an option to do the repair yourself. It's something I've been commenting on for some time now. There needs to be full drawings with parts and part numbers available for all the tools. Shouldn't need to call CS just to get a bearing part number, for example. I've repaired my own stoves, laundry dryer, laundry washing machine, things like that because there are full drawings with parts lists available for those things. 
EGO does a pretty good job of providing some part numbers in some of the tool manuals, but not all the parts. 
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Have any idea where I can find a parts breakdown of the motor? Or do you know how many bearings are in it?
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Unless someone comes on here with a manual...I'd suggest calling CS and ask them for the bearing part numbers for your product...my guess the bearing races are sealed, so it will be a relatively simple replacement of the bad parts...the disassembly and reassembly on the other hand could be tricky...so ask CS for a set of steps to follow
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This is assuming the motor itself can be disassembled. If not the motor will need to be replaced.

Calling RCPW may be a good idea since they are the ones who stock the parts.
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If the motor can be disassembled, you can just take it apart and get the information directly off the bearings. They’re likely a standard size that you can buy from a supply house.