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How to remove the Blower wheel on an Amana Dryer?

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  • kitzyinva May 28, 2008

    We believe that a sock or something else was sucked into the dryer lint compartment when the lint cover came off during a load to clothes. Can anyone tell me how to get it out? The tub will not turn and all the machine will do is growl when we try to use it.

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You need to remove the blower assembly from the dryer.

First unplug the dryer.

Take care when you take the dryer apart, watching for SHARP edges

Take the dryer apart, removing the front panel and then the inner front panel of the cylinder. Before you go any further look at how the belt goes around the cylinder and on to the motor and idler pulley.

Now take the cylinder out, and remove the blower assembly, you will need various hand tools to hold one end of the motor and turn the blower wheel off. the blower may have an direct arrow on it to loosen.

While you have it apart vacuum out all of the lint, and put a drop of oil on the bearings of the rear wheels and idler. Blow all of the lint out of the motor.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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