The blower wheel (squirrel cage) will not unscrew. There is no 1/2 nut on the wheel huband I am unable to spin it off as shown on the wheel. The previous question by Crystel is what I am experiencing but your answer did not help?
Answer Hello J.J.,
Are you sure you are turning it clockwise? Clockwise to remove means the threads are left handed. In other words, tighten it off and loosen it back on. As long as you are turning it the correct direction, my best suggestion is to use a longer wrench and maybe use a cheater bar on the ratchet for better leverage. It is screwed on and it will screw off unless it breaks. The 7/16 inch wrench will fit a flat spot on the motor shaft. It isn't a hex, just a flat part of the motor shaft between the motor and the belt pulley.
how do i get the squirrel cage off the shaft .it is broke and dont know how to get it off .
Answer Crystel, The squirrel cage / blower wheel 697772 actually screws onto the motor shaft.Here's some help " Reach around to the back of the drive motor and attach a 7/16 inch open-end wrench over the flat of the motor shaft, and a ratchet with a 1/2 inch drive on the
blower wheel hub. Turn the blower wheel clockwise (shown by the “REMOVE” arrow that is embossed on the front of the wheel ) and
remove the wheel from the motor shaft." Thanks