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Kenmore 80 electric dryer fan mounting

How do I remove the fan from the motor shaft?

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  • johfraser Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks. I am familiar with steering wheel pullers. However, the motor shaft is not visible in the center of the fan so there is nothing for the puller to push against. The fan is like a cap that goes over the end of the motor shaft. I think it may screw on but I can not budge it.

  • maledeer Feb 18, 2009

    trying to remove a motor out of a kenmore dryer but cant get the fan off

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You need a blade puller.

It is a tool that grips the fan blade from behind, and as you turn the screw that sits at the end of the shaft it pulls the fan off the shaft.

Never hit the end of the shaft with a hammer, as it can mushroom the shaft end, an prevent the fan from coming off.

You can get a puller from most HVAC supply houses, and sometimes at Hardware stores.

Its similar to a steering wheel puller.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • Danny Clark
    Danny Clark Dec 06, 2008

    Is there an allen wrench screw? Is the shaft whole round or does it have a flat spot?

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