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Roper dryer Tune-up
« on: August 05, 2011, 01:47:06 PM »
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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 07:26:39 PM »
Great job JW... any tricks to get that blower wheel off the motor ????
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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 07:30:28 PM »
What I do with tough blowers is jam a small hammer handle in the 3 o'clock position and them I hit that sucker with a big old rubber mallet. Most times it pops loose. Sometimes it falls apart. It is a LH thread so righty loosey. I clap down the motor with a vice grips to keep it in place. If the vice grips don't hold I have a big old monkey wrench I can connect to the shaft. If you quote someone on motor replacement add in the cost of a new blower wheel with the quote. If the wheel breaks your repair quote is covered.
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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 08:05:48 PM »
I have broken so many of the blower wheels.. or stripped the nut shaft end of the blower .. a small pipe wrench is a great idea...
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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 08:26:35 PM »
A pipe wrench is a good idea. I carry a pair of heave leather glove put on after slipping and cutting my hands once or twice trying to get them off.

A lot of times too I just take a big hammer and hit the fan blade right in the center once or twice to bust it up and then pull the motor out with the threads of the fan blade still on the shaft.

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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 08:53:24 AM »
For the tough blowers I tilt the dryer back and squirt some rustbuster in it.  I use a big crescent wrench, adjusted so tight I have to pound it onto the plastic nut.  I use another small crescent wrench on the pulley side of the motor.  With the big crescent handle at 3 o'clock, I spin the motor shaft clockwise and smack the handle into the drum roller shaft. Do that a few times and it should pop loose. 

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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011, 10:00:02 PM »
I use vice grips on the motor side, gloves on my hand. If it won't break free I take a hammer to the plastic blower wheel off the center. This leaves just the square part left on the shaft, enough to get the motor out of the dryer. Sometimes the metal piece is left on the blower shaft side and I have to use an angle grinder to cut it off.

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Re: Roper dryer Tune-up
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 11:52:56 PM »
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3 o'clock

I mean 12 o'clock.

 

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