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Turbin hey its me Lisa I took the turbin apart and know where the wheels (gears) go but they have this little bearing or what ever it is its round and has a whole thru sent can't figure out how it goes to put it back together. the thing turns really good now after I soaked it HELP

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  • mlisa402 Feb 10, 2008

    I got it right

  • mlisa402 Feb 13, 2008

    Hey it is running great. I don;t know if or how long it will last but for now its running. Thanks for all the help you gave me.

  • BNROSS33 Dec 21, 2008

    I CAN NOT REMOVE TURBINE PLEASE HELP

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You should have it all back together now. Hope it is running ok.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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    Lauren Junge Feb 13, 2008

    You are welcome.

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