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Dryer motor fan stripped and broken while trying to get it off

While trying to replace dryer motor, the blower fan plastic nut broke into pieces before I could get motor loose. I have to get motor fan off to replace the dryer motor. I will need new motor fan too. Any other way to get fan off without having to start breaking it away in pieces?

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I access the motor to replace it but can't seperate it from the fan wheel.

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make sure you turn the nut clockwise to loosen it.

(backward threading)

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check the end threads of the new motor are the not left hand threaded, if so you are tighhtning turn the oppisite direction
btw you may have to replace the blower if it cracked the blower when the plasitc came off might have to use vise grips to ge it off

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Hold the shaft of the motor while you turn it. it may also have left hand threads.

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