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 Posted: Sun Mar 16th, 2008 04:51 pm
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Trying to help

Joined: Fri Oct 21st, 2005
Location: Georgia USA
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I have always used the tool.  Some of the techs have used Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology  Mr. Budget Appliance's technique listed below with success according to the posts.  You will need to remove one bolt so you can bring it to your local hardware or big box store to match up the screw.

Budget Appliance Repair wrote:

You can do the job without the tool, just need to get three screws that are the same threads as the 6, 5/16" bolts holding the stator on. These three new screws have to be about 1 1/2" long.

Remove three of the original 5/16" head bolts and replace with the three longer screws, then remove the other 3 original 5/16" head bolts. Now you will gradually and evenly back-out the three long screws slowly letting the brake spring pressure off.

The brake tool cost around $100 and works very nicely also.
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