Need Help getting fan blade off motor


Old 10-04-04, 03:35 PM
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Any ideas how to get the fan blade off the motor shaft? We have removed the screw and lubricated it, but it will not budge. Any ideas will be wonderful!

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Old 10-04-04, 05:06 PM
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There is a fan and blower wheel puller just for this. try a wrenche on the shaft and try to turn the blades. Clean the shaft real good with a fine abrasive cloth. Some times a little heat helps.

Old 10-04-04, 07:15 PM
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Thank you, but...

the fan is about 20+ years old and is really jammed on there or so it seems. My husband tried to get it off for 2 hours tonight with no luck. Would it be easier to buy another blade? Or would it be cheaper to buy the fan blade puller you were talking about?

Old 10-05-04, 06:46 AM
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I've fought pulleys, fan blades, bearings, ect.ect. for hours & hours. The bottom line is, if you wish to remove the item without breaking it, banging your knuckles, or tearing up your tools, just buy the proper tool for the job. I learned that many years ago. With the proper tool you will most likely have that fan blade off in a minute or two without damage. Yea, you hate to spend the money and only use the tool a time or two, but that's the nature of "do it yourself". It's dangerous to assume that you can buy a new anything for something that is 10 or 20 years old. I removed a "stuck" pulley with a torch a while ago assuming that I'd just replace it with a new one when I reassembled the engine. Wrong. The old pulley was a speciality item and "no longer available." I ended up spending over $100 for a fancy replacement from Graingers. A puller to remove it properly wasn't much more than that and I could have gotten the same job done with the proper tool AND had that tool in stock when the job was finished had I taken a little extra time to do the job right. Rememeber, as Tim the "tool man" Taylor says.....every job is the right excuse to buy another tool.
Old 10-11-04, 10:22 PM
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are you trying to save the motor??? if so, buy puller. if not, if you can get a hack saw blade behind the blade , cut it off, then use punch or press to get it off. a deep well socket makes a decent press base.
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