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Remove blower wheel

How to remove blower wheel on Kenmore model 11060802990 electric clothes dryer, 80 series. thank you

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  • William Stallard Feb 20, 2009

    You were right on. Thank you for your quick attention to this matter for me. Again, many thanks.

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Put a good fittting wrench on the blower nut and hit it with an impact wrench(left handed threads righty lucy). OR do it the tried and true redneck way get a friend to hold a pipe wrench on the pulley inside the dryer, around the back slide a small hammer handle or piece of wood in between two blower blades at 3 o'clock position and slam downwards to pop that mutha loose. The threads are left handed(backwards). That blower does not wanna go easy.

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