My first dilemna was that the blower wheel on my Whirlpool electric dryer was completely stuck on motor shaft. I was just trying to remove the wheel to replace it. The wheel had broken into pieces somehow. I vice gripped the shaft on the one end and turned like heck and it was so darn stuck that a piece of the shaft broke inside the old wheel. NOW unfortunately I have to replace the motor. The wires were easily removed but I can't figure out how to get the motor out of the casing. Please help, I was trying to save money and I was proud I was doing it myself and now I am completely stuck!
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Remove the front blower cover assembly. Remove the round retaining clip on center of blower wheel. Pull blower wheel off motor shaft. Remove belt from motor pully. Pull out dryer drum. Remove clips holding motor to base frame. Remove motor assy. Easy peezy. Reassemble in the opposite manner.
The blower will be held to the motor shaft by one or two allen set screws. Loosen these screws and the motor will pull out. the blower fan will drop down so make sure you can somehow hold it while you pull the motor away. Obviously unbolt the motor from the chasis.
Use a 3/4' wrench on the blower wheel and a 7/16 wrench on the front shaft of the motor. The threads on the rear shaft are left hand threads so make sure you turn the shaft in the proper direction.check the wheel for cracks,usually if they are loose they're damaged,
I would start by taking off the top and checking the belt to see if part of it tore and is hitting the inside of the cabinet. I have not found a real good way to get the blowers out without having to break them sometimes. the part of the blower that you have to hold is access through the front behind the motor. problem is when you turn the motor shaft, the wrench strips out on the blower, then you have to break them, but unless you need a new motor, it should not have to come off.
no set screw,,,put the motor back,,,put the motor clip back on...lock it back down...ok now take a wrench and put it on the end of the motor where the belt goes,,if your by your sef,,prop the wrench againt the inner cabnit wall,,,than turn the blower wheel its hard but it will come off you..just lock that motor shaft down,,grip pliers..wracket,,,please use glovers to turn blower wheel..housing is very sharp..onthejob
nothing,,you should have keep motor clipped down,,and first remove blower wheel its just screwed on the front side of motor,,put motor back hold the end of motor with wrench,,than turn blower wheel..onthejob
It does unscrew although at times they do stick. I would find a flat spot on the motor shaft and get a crescent wrench on it and lodge it so it doesn't move and then grasp the blower wheel and turn to remove.
Before attempting to remove blower, run the motor and note the direction of rotation. The blower wheel can be very difficult to remove. It is screwed on to the motor shaft opposite to the motor rotation such that every time the motor starts, the blower wheel gets tighter. The best way to remove, is to put an adjustable wrench on the blower wheel (from the motor side) and using another wrench or locking pliers on the side of the motor shaft where the belt goes. Rotate the motor shaft where the belt goes, in the opposite direction of normal rotation while holding the wrench on the blower wheel. It will be VERY TIGHT. If unsuccessful, the only alternative is to strike the blower wheel REALLY hard and break it off. GOOD LUCK!
If you need further assistance, let me know Regards, reg501