AP2041905 Clamp and Screw. Can you explain how this clamp and screw secures the blower wheel, G. E. part # WE16M15, to the motor shaft? Also what torque should be applied to the screw. I don't want to strip the threads. The clamp loosens and the blower wheel moves forward to rub the housing making a loud racket after a short time. Thank you
Answer Hello Lou,
When properly installed the two clamp pieces will bind on the motor shaft preventing it from being able to slide in either direction. Since the screw is a machine thread going into a pressed split thread hole it should be tightened to about 10-12 ft. lbs. maximum. From the description of your issue it sounds like you may have assembled the parts incorrectly or they could be malformed so the angle for binding on the shaft is not being achieved.