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How to replace the drive motor

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  • oldjoes57 Feb 01, 2009

    Okay so I get the power and screws removed....how do I get it out of the blower unit? I removed the plastic 1/2 moon on the blower housing but can not get the motor our..is there an impeller or fan blade inside I have to get to first? How do I get to that? Thanks

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If you remove rear panel to gain access you will see motor looks like auto alternator? and is secured with bolt/s nuts and also has adjuster for belt tension as auto the power lead to motor is master plug and plugs in so disconnect power from mains before commencing work ?

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