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Need to replace blower fan on amana alg643raw dryer. Fan just spins on motor shaft when shaft isnt turning.How do I get it off

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There is a set screw or a pin at the blower fan side that is locked to the shaft. try to unscrew it usually using a small allen key. if it is removed then you can now pull out the fan.

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