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Can't remove motor from Whirlpool dryer (LER3624EQ1)

I'm trying to replace the motor in my Whirlpool dryer (LER3624EQ1). I can't figure out how to disengage the motor shaft from the blower wheel. I've tried pulling and I've tried unscrewing, but it just won't come out. Is there a set screw or pin that holding them together that I'm missing? Thanks.

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  • detective241 Jan 25, 2009

    Which direction do you turn the motor shaft to release the fan blade?

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    which way do you turn it



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No set screw,,,put the motor back,,,put the motor clip back on...lock it back down...ok now take a wrench and put it on the end of the motor where the belt goes,,if your by your sef,,prop the wrench againt the inner cabnit wall,,,than turn the blower wheel its hard but it will come off you..just lock that motor shaft down,,grip pliers..wracket,,,please use glovers to turn blower wheel..housing is very sharp..onthejob

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