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How to clean the blower wheel/housing

Can I remove the clevis pin holding the blade assembly so I can remove the blades for cleaning. I have tried to do it while it's still in place and there is no way to do a proper job.

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Yes you can.

Steps for allure 2/qs2 3/qs3
blade located to the left (squirrel cage)

1.remove filters
2.remove both screws retaining metal plate underneath filters

Now you have room to remove the blade completely for washing.

The blade is only held on by pressure (no tools needed)

When re-installing, make sure the plastic lever on the blade is securely located in any hole on the motor face.

For allure 1
Blade located dead center of the hood

Steps

1.Remove filters
2.Remove pin
3.Remove blade (only held on the pressure) you may have to pull hard
4.When re-installing: make sure the flat side of the hole in the center of the blade is alined the flat side of the shaft of the motor.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Reminder::: plastic blade may be held to motor by a metal performance ring. Take flat head screwdriver to pry this ring off the . Then you can just pull down to remove the plastic blower blade to clean.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    how do I get this ring back on?

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