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Little Wonder w/b Blower fan removal

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MOOSE, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    What is a good way to get the fan off the engine shaft. Only thing we have not tried is a torch. And does the shaft have a taper to it. Any help will be much appreciated.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I can tell you it is a standard keyed shaft, But it's been so long since I took one off I don't remember how I did it.
    Sorry, It's hell to get old.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Are there treads in side the fan?? if there is, you can pull it off with a bolt. just put the bolt into the tread and keep tightening it.

    John
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  6. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I'm going to try the bolt inside the fan and see if it works. If not it will go to my buddys whose got a torch. Thanks for all the help.
     
  7. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Before I figured you could use a bolt in the fan thread to push the engine out, I tried hammering it out and tying the blower to a tree while trying to pull the engine out with my truck with no avail. The threads in the fan are damaged, and was wondering if there was any other method I could use for separation without having to cut the crank. I would like to install a new engine on the blower.
     
  8. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Maybe if I had a really big hammer and a person to hold the rod. Any volunteers?
     
  9. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Thread a bolt, or threaded rod, into the front of the fan...that pushes the blade off the shaft. I cant recall if there are any set screws however.
     
  10. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Unfortunately, those threads are damaged. Only if I had known earlier... :hammerhead:
     

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