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REMOVING A DRYER MOTOR FROM BLOWER WHEEL?


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#1 trevorstorey

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

HI IVE BEEN REPAIRING WASHERS AND DRYERS FOR SIDE MONEY AND BEEN DOING QUITE WELL!

A SERIOUS PROBLEM I'VE RUN INTO IS REMOVING THE MOTOR FROM THE BLOWER WHEEL.

THE PAST 5 MOTORS I HAVE TRIED TO REMOVE I HAVE STRIPPED THE PLASTIC BLOWER WHEEL NUT HEAD THAT IS CONNECTED TO THE BACK OF THE MOTOR SHAFT.

I'VE WATCHED MULTIPLE VIDEOS TO MAKE SURE I AM TURNING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND FOLLOWING EXACT INSTRUCTIONS.

EVERY TIME I HAVE TO DRILL OUT THE BLOWER WHEEL AND CUT THE SHEET METAL AWAY SO I CAN PULL THE MOTOR OUT FREE.

THEN I'M LEFT WITH A PERFECTLY GOOD MOTOR BUT HOW THE HELL TO GET THE PLASTIC CRAP OFF?

ID APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL TRICKS OR METHODS TO SALVAGING A PERFECTLY GOOD MOTOR FROM THE DAMN BLOWER WHEEL.

THANKS

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Do these dryers have brand names and model numbers?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

They are all whirlpool dryer motors: models are S58NXMKE-6674 part #3395652, S58NXKRD-6294 part#3391888, S58NXMZK-6925 part# 8538262.

Im pretty sure its all the same process getting these motors off the blower wheel.

Let me know whatcha think...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

What process are you using?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

This is how I'm doing it. TO THE T!



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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

no wonder, you'll never get it apart that way.

Leave the front clip on
use the biggest cresent wrench you can on the blower wheel.make it as tight on the plastic as you can.
rotate the cresent wrench to the right so it's up tight against the cabinet or drum roller shaft
then take a big pair of vise grips and lock it on the belt pulley, lock it in the 12:00 position as tight as possible.
then wrap some electrical tape around the vise grip to keep it from unlocking.
now take something solid an hit the vise grips to drive them clockwise.hit it hard

this works 90% of the time or more.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Hmmmm. Sounds like an interesting method. I will try it the next time.

Any advice as to what to do once I have already cut away the blower wheel and have the motor free. The plastic crap is still stripped and all over the end of the motor shaft tho.

I have about 5 dryer motors like this. I was thinking about taking them down to an auto shop to see if they had any impact tools that could take the remainder of the blower wheel crap off.

What do you think?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

Lock the belt pulley end shaft in a vise.
Use a pipe wrench to remove the nut on the blower end.
If that fails use a Dremel type cutting wheel to remove the nut.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:06 AM

when all else fails, a blow torch and a bit of pb blaster does wonders.

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