Question about Dryers
Dryer began squealing and smoking. Opened cabinet and cleaned all areas per manual. Cannot figure out if it is the motor or the blade that is making the noise. How do I detach the blower blade from the motor. Motor plate says "Hold wheel and turn shaft clockwise", cannot budge it at all.
A guy who has been repairing these for twenty+ years told me sometimes the blower fan is just too tight to remove. If so, you have to use a screwdriver or punch from the motor side and literally break the plastic fan apart. I thought that was going to be my problem, but..... With wrench tightly fastened to the nut at the back of the motor and resting against the post of the rubber wheel, I put a sturdy wrench on the shaft at the front of the motor and whacked it in a clockwise direction with a hammer. It snapped and came loose! Hooray. Try that before you demolish the blower fan.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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