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Remove blower blade from motor

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.

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  • Johan138 Jan 15, 2008

    Kenmore model # 110.97575100 (7571) front loading dryer. Kenmore/Whirlpool Motor model # 279827 (3395652)

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Have done that. Now just trying to figure out how to remove the motor itself, bracket clips and bolt holding motor to cabinet are easy to remove. How to disengage the motor from the blower fan blade is the problem, as the motor shaft goes through the back of the cabinet into the blower housing on the other side. There are three screws holding the housing to the cabinet, yet they are behind the blade.

  • Johan138 Jan 15, 2008

    O.K. almost there. How do I disengage the motor (shaft) from the blower fan blade? to remove the motor itself. The hold down brackets and the bolt on the support brace came off no problem. But the fan blade is still attached to the motor shaft.

  • Johan138 Jan 19, 2008

    blower fan was "married" to the motor shaft and I ended up braking off the fan blade. My new motor comes with a blade so it was not that big of deal in the end. Thanks for your help anyhowse



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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.

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    It's easier to clean the blower from the back. Remove the back panel and four screws holding the lower part of the the blower housing. You should be able to pull the housing towards you just enough to reach in and see if there's anything in the blades. If you need to remove the housing there are two screws at the top inside. Pull the top panel up to get at them.


    Put an adjustable wrench or vise grip pliers on the hex formation at the hub of the blower that extends through the bulkhead just in back of the motor. Use another wrench on the motor pulley in front and turn it clockwise. With the harness, ground wire and motor mounting clips removed, pull the motor up and out of its cradle while finishing turning the shaft out of the blower wheel.



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