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Cannot remove fan from motor

Have new motor but cannot seperate the fan from the old motor. how do you remove the fan from the motor?

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Is this the outside fan that sits beside the compressor or the one inside the freezer?



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If you have (visegrips) use one on the shaft, and one on the fan shaft, use a little penetrating oil on the shaft, move both part in opposite directions, this should loosen up the fan from the shaft, it might take a while and sometimes it is not an easy task ! Please do not try to beat the shaft out, as this will mushroom the shaft and you will never get the fan off, another alternative is to buy a new fan blade, hope that helped

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