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Cannot remove blower from motor shaft

Cannot remove blower (plastic part shown as part 10 in illustration sheet)
from blower motor. I think it's just screws on, but will not come loose.

model wgd5500sq0 whirlpool gas dryer

can"t find model in selection below.

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It does unscrew although at times they do stick. I would find a flat spot on the motor shaft and get a crescent wrench on it and lodge it so it doesn't move and then grasp the blower wheel and turn to remove.
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