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I cannot remove the General electric motor from my Goodman furnace

Goodman Furnace Model # GMPN080-4 REV B
Serial # 0111624331

The motor is faulty -it would not turn. It would only hum. Started to do this at the end of February. Did not need to use furnace. Now weather is quite warm and the motor is responsible for pushing cool air when the air conditioner is on. I removed the 3 outer bracket bolts that held the motor in place as it sat centered in the drum like metalwork. But I cannot get the motor and attached fan to pass back out the hole so i can replace the motor. Is the fan attachment on the motor shaft supposed to come off? And How? What to do? I could use some help,... please.
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Oil the Day Lights out of it. Take Entire Squirl Cage out as one assembly so you can work with it. Use penatrating oil for days before trying to remove . You can accelerate the process with blow torch heat oil repeatedly. Loosen hex allen screw Hold shaft twist fan assembly to try to break free use a punch and hammer to push shaft out. Good luck

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