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Offline jpococke

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I need to remove the blower in order to change motor
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:09:09 PM »

I need to remove the blower in order to get the motor out.  Any suggestions?

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Re: I need to remove the blower in order to change motor
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 05:40:49 PM »
The blower has a square front hub where it joins to the motor. Place your Crescent wrench on this plastic hub and rest the handle against the right  cabinet  wall. The place another wrench on the flat of the front motor shaft or on the pulley (if it has square edges) and turn he shaft of the mtor clockwiase to remove the blower. It may take some force to do this but it should break free. (The blower is left-hand threaded)
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Re: I need to remove the blower in order to change motor
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 09:02:01 PM »
What I do is lock down the pulley with a pair of vice grips.
Put the vice grips up against the inner dryer wall. Next I slide a small hammer handle into the blower wheel at the 3 oclock position between the fins. Holding that in my left hand, I take my rubber mallet in my right hand and slam downward force sharply onto the hammer handle. That pops the wheel loose 99% of the time.
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