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I need to remove the fan on my black and decker pad sander but theres no way to clamp the armature to unscrew the fan

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  • ashand Jul 14, 2009

    There are two black plastic blocks behind the fan that the sanding plate screws on to. one of these blocks broke and the sanding plate jumped out as it was only held by the two screws in the other block. I could remove the broken one ok because it was broken but I won't be able to put a new one in without either removing the fan or opening up the sander housing which I also tried to do but even after removing all the screws it won't come apart. That's when I thought it would be easier to remove the fan. I already purchased a new sander as they're fairly inexpensive but I'm just reluctant to toss this one out as the motor still runs good.



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Why would you want to remove the fan? There is a good chance that the fan is molded to the shaft and can not come off.

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There is also a link here to change the sheet which is basically the same thing.

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