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I am trying to get the blower wheel off the motor shaft. What is the best way to do that? Model LER7648PQ0 dryer. I know that it is a left handed thread.

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Please find above your service manual above, this will help you troubleshoot and hopefully repair.
To get this off we use a gear puller, or a vice and a drift. sometimes there is a key to remove, or a grub screw, but often it is just a friction fit.
Spray with WD40, onto the assembly and let sit for a while, this too will help.
Use the manual diagrams to help you.
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