hey guys, was just out using my merv, and it was working fine, then started makin this noise like something was "gringing" in it, and wouldnt barely move, so i stopped it right away. took off the gear cover, and the sput gear i think its called is stripped. its not the pinion on the motor, but the one that comes off the clutch that the pinion comes in contact with. just wondering if something got caught in there if it would do this, or just the motor not meshing up right with the gear. and by the looks of it, its plastic, thats kinda dumb aint it? id imagine you can get steel gears cant you?