How to Remove Motor From a Squirrel Cage
If your squirrel cage blower is broken, you may be wondering how to remove the motor. Here are some reasons to remove it and the correct way to do so. The motor of the blower will cause damage to your squirrels, and you should always contact a professional to repair the problem. If you cannot locate the motor, you can use a screwdriver or a paper towel tube to pry it out.
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Getting access to a squirrel cage blower
If you’ve heard a squeaking noise coming from inside your squirrel cage, you may need to replace the blower. The squirrel cage blower is part of the air handler assembly, which collects air and directs it to the ducts. Rust or debris may have built up on the motor, which may have caused it to stop functioning properly. Replacing the blower should resolve the squeaking noise.
To clean the squirrel cage blower, remove the front control panel and disassemble the motor. You may also need a paintbrush and a wd-40 spray can. Make sure that the fan has a metal clip on its upper left corner. This clip balances the rotation of the fan blades. Without it, the motor will not spin evenly and may wear the bearings sooner. Clean the fan parts thoroughly with a brush and water to prevent further damage.
A squirrel cage blower can help you maintain your pet’s health and well-being. A squirrel cage blower is a specialized OEM blower with a large capacity of air. The blower motor is usually located behind the furnace’s control board, so you will need to safely remove the cage to access the motor. The motor, or squirrel cage, should be powered by a two-amp speed controller.
Reasons to remove the blower motor
If you have an air conditioner, you may want to replace the blower motor. If this does not work, it is necessary to disassemble the unit. If you do not have the right tools to do this job, you may need to cut the shaft to remove the motor. The blower motor is usually attached to the motor shaft with a small nut. This can be difficult to remove without damaging the motor shaft or blower.
First, turn off the power. Once the power is turned off, unscrew the screws holding the blower motor assembly in place. Next, disconnect the wiring from the motor. Place the motor upside down. Once the wires are disconnected, turn off the blower motor. Be sure to place the squirrel cage in a safe spot where it will not be damaged. If the motor is not in the correct position, it is likely to cause injury to the squirrel.
If the noise coming from the squirrel cage is not normal, then the motor may have become damaged. The motor shaft is important because it controls the flow of air in and out of the system. Therefore, if you think that the blower motor is damaged, it is best to replace it. If the problem is severe, call a technician to inspect the unit. It may be necessary to remove the entire squirrel cage before replacing the blower motor.
Method of removing the blower motor
You may have heard of the following method, but you’re probably not sure how to remove the motor from the squirrel cage. It can be tricky to get the motor out of the cage, especially if it is attached tightly to the cage. Luckily, there are some methods that can make the job a lot easier. One of them involves using a blower motor puller. With this tool, you can remove the motor from the squirrel cage, and then simply clean it using warm soapy water and a dust rag.
If the motor is still attached to the cage, you can remove it from the cage by loosening a few bolts on the blower bracket. Then, flip the entire assembly upside-down so that you can slide out the motor. The motor needs to have proper bearings for smooth operation, which can minimize the abrasion and resistance. Additionally, quality bearings are easier to work with, so they’ll last longer.
Then, you can remove the blower motor from the squirrel cage by disassembling it. To do this, simply remove the screws holding the motor to the blower assembly. You can also remove the blower wheel by unscrewing it from the shaft. Be sure to mark and set the wires to the side. You may have to disconnect the wires to get them out, so be sure to label them properly.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.