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I am unable remove the flywheel from a craftsman eager-1 mower

I'm in the process of removing the oil breather from a Craftsman mower and need to remove the flywheel to access it. I followed the following directions from this site but still can't get the flywheel to budge. Do you have any other suggestions?

''To remove the flywheel: take a nut with the same size threads as the one that holds the flywheel on. Thread it on but not so far as to let the shaft come through. With your weak hand, lift the flywheel with a little upward pressure. With the strong hand, tap the nut with a wooden mallot if you have one. If you dont, use a hammer. Tap the nut and the flywheel will come off. You may have to tap it sharply.''

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Use a large pry bar...your fingers won't do it, neither will a screwdriver (need leverage)...you can use the same nut that holds the flywheel on, just screw it down til the nut is flush with the shaft. You want to be hitting the "shaft' in the center, using the nut to prevent the hammer from damaging the thread. So you want to be hitting the nut & shaft as one surface. Take notice that there is a "key" holding the flywheel in position on the shaft, don't loose it !!

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