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Take the back off and the 4 screws on the lint chute assy and the 2 screws where the filter is and the assy comes off and you can see the blower wheel but you have to hold the motor shift and the twist off blower ,,,, turn counter clock wise / larry

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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