Question about Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool gas dryer1

How do i remove the motor from the blower shaft on my whirlpool dryer

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 291 Answers
Re: whirlpool gas dryer1

Have to lock down the motor shaft with vise gripe or pipe wrench .. turn blow wheel clock wise to unscrew it from the shaft

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I get the old motor off to replace it if it is stuck

Remove the front blower cover assembly. Remove the round retaining clip on center of blower wheel. Pull blower wheel off motor shaft. Remove belt from motor pully. Pull out dryer drum. Remove clips holding motor to base frame. Remove motor assy. Easy peezy. Reassemble in the opposite manner.

Jun 21, 2014 | Whirlpool LEN2000PW Dryer

1 Answer

How do i remove the fan/ blower off the motor shaft my dryer motor went bad (bearing)i got the motor loose just dont see what holds it two the n motor shafto

the blower wheel is reverse threaded which means you have to turn the opposite way to remove it. Its easier with two people but to be honest, most of the time I have to break the blower wheel because its fused to the motor shaft

Sep 14, 2011 | KitchenAid KGYS850LT Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Motor heats up and stops running how do remove

The blower fan on this model has reverse threads where it screws onto the motor shaft. At the small space between the motor and the rear wall of dryer you will see that the blower wheel has a square neck that will allow you to hold it stationary with a large crescent wrench. while holding the blower grip the pulley on the front of the motor with another wrench (or channel locks) and turn the motor shaft clockwise to break the blower loose. Sometimes a quick motion is better to free it as it may be on the motor threads pretty tight.
Good luck on this!

Jul 11, 2010 | Whirlpool LER7646E Dryer

2 Answers

How do you get the motor off of a whirlpool dryer? We are trying to replace the bulkhead, but can't get the motor and blower separated

The blower will be held to the motor shaft by one or two allen set screws. Loosen these screws and the motor will pull out. the blower fan will drop down so make sure you can somehow hold it while you pull the motor away. Obviously unbolt the motor from the chasis.

Hope that helps.

Jan 16, 2010 | Whirlpool LER6611L Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Can't remove dryer blower wheel

I would start by taking off the top and checking the belt to see if part of it tore and is hitting the inside of the cabinet. I have not found a real good way to get the blowers out without having to break them sometimes. the part of the blower that you have to hold is access through the front behind the motor. problem is when you turn the motor shaft, the wrench strips out on the blower, then you have to break them, but unless you need a new motor, it should not have to come off.

Jan 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Can't remove motor from Whirlpool dryer (LER3624EQ1)

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

Jan 24, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Tring to get the fan off of the motor on whirlpool dryer

nothing,,you should have keep motor clipped down,,and first remove blower wheel its just screwed on the front side of motor,,put motor back hold the end of motor with wrench,,than turn blower wheel..onthejob

Jan 24, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Cannot remove blower from motor shaft

It does unscrew although at times they do stick. I would find a flat spot on the motor shaft and get a crescent wrench on it and lodge it so it doesn't move and then grasp the blower wheel and turn to remove.

Oct 16, 2008 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Blower moter fan

Before attempting to remove blower, run the motor and note the direction of rotation. The blower wheel can be very difficult to remove. It is screwed on to the motor shaft opposite to the motor rotation such that every time the motor starts, the blower wheel gets tighter. The best way to remove, is to put an adjustable wrench on the blower wheel (from the motor side) and using another wrench or locking pliers on the side of the motor shaft where the belt goes. Rotate the motor shaft where the belt goes, in the opposite direction of normal rotation while holding the wrench on the blower wheel. It will be VERY TIGHT. If unsuccessful, the only alternative is to strike the blower wheel REALLY hard and break it off. GOOD LUCK!

If you need further assistance, let me know

Jul 07, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

2 Answers

I am trying to remove and replace the motor on a whirlpool dryer. i bought the unit new in 1994. i can't seem to get the motor shaft loose. i am trying to turn the shaft in the clockwise direction and with...

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

Apr 26, 2008 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides