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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2005 04:30 pm
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Kenmore 80 series dryer, model 96588210

I was trying to replace my dryer motor last night after determining it to be the cause of very loud squealing. I ran it without the drum and belt and it was squealed very loud. Two days earlier it seized up, but started again after I broke it free by hand. Anyway, things were going well until I tried to remove the motor from the blower fan. I understand it is left handed threads and I put a large socket on the pulley side, and on the blower motor I put the square end of a 3/8 socket extension, it fit perfectly in the square hole. I pushed and pulled and pushed and pulled and could not break it free. I sprayed some wd-40 in there to try to loosen it but could not get it loose. I eventually wore the square hole into an oval and can no longer use my extension to hold the fan from turning. Is there something I am missing that is holding this in place? If not, what is a good way to break the blower fan off of the motor shaft. I was thinking hammer and chisel.

For your reading pleasure I will tell you what happened next. I figured since I couldn't get the motor free, I thought I would try to lubricate it to stop the squealing. I sprayed it with wd-40 thinking it had the same properties as a silicone spray. I put the drum and belt and door back on and plug it in. It hummed and started smoking right away. I unplugged it, but that didn't stop the flames from going up. Luckily, I had a fire extinguisher handy and put out the fire. That motor will never squeak again.

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Hammer and chisel is pretty much where you're at now. These can be very challenging to remove, even to those who do it for a living. What I generally found successful was giving a sharp jerk to break the wheel free rather than force which will, as you've found, round out the square.



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You may even find it easier to simply cut the motor shaft with a hacksaw or a sawzall.



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Thanks for your help. I was able to get it off by having someone else hold the fan in place with a very large pair of channel locks, while I jerked the pulley end with a socket wrench. It didn't come off easy, but it came off. I wiped out all the whole cabinet after vacuuming it to make sure there wasn't any WD-40 residue left in there, replaced the motor, and all is good.

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