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 Posted: Sat Jul 1st, 2017 08:08 am
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Fred Frederiksen
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I have never removed a stator and before I ruin my motor, I would like some advise in how to do so?  I have a small GE 55x165 (8inch) head. I am going to try and load a picture, hopefully with success.

Thank you in advance for any help!


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Fred

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 Posted: Sat Jul 1st, 2017 10:06 am
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Lane Shirey
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Hi Fred, I often use a drift punch to gently but firmly tap on the stator core from the opposite side through the holes that had the screws that hold the stator in place. Easiest is to place the motor housing straddling an opened vise. Place a wad of rags in the gap of the vice in case the stator drops out unexpectedly. 

Tap on opposite sides alternately and it should begin to come out, make sure you keep track of progress so you keep it coming out evenly and you don't jam it cockeyed as it slides out. 

Just be VERY careful not to let the punch hit the windings. Always direct it away from the windings. Make sure you are always aware where the punch is contacting. It will have a tendency to move around. Also don't hit it on the threaded insert that the holding screws enter or you'll have to chase them with a tap before you reinstall it. I aim the punch toward the area between the threaded insert and housing. 

Don't forget to push the headwire in as the stator progresses out, or you risk ripping out a wire on the stator. 

Others have made really nice pullers, but if you don't feel like engineering one, this is a quick and dirty method. 

Whatever you do, don't use the pipe method on a stamped steel housing or you risk distorting the end bell,  possibly causing bearing misalignment. 

I hope that this helps you out. Best of success! 
This should have been posted in the Pre-1950 area, maybe one of the moderators could move it. 


Last edited on Sat Jul 1st, 2017 10:08 am by Lane Shirey

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 Posted: Sat Jul 1st, 2017 05:47 pm
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Charlie Wicks
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Put it in the freezer for a day and it will come out. The cold shrinks the stator just enough that it will usually tap right out of the housing.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 1st, 2017 09:44 pm
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Fred Frederiksen
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Thank you Lane great descriptive instructions. I will try it very carefully. I need to replace the head wires....they are really bad. Have a fun and safe 4th. of July celebration.


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Fred


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 Posted: Sat Jul 1st, 2017 09:46 pm
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Fred Frederiksen
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Thank you Charlie, I will also try your freezer method...sounds easy!  Have a great and safe 4th. of July!!
Fred

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 Posted: Sun Jul 2nd, 2017 01:38 am
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Kevin Massey
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I have a few that need head wires. Thanks also for the great replies!

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 Posted: Fri Jul 7th, 2017 03:04 am
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Fred Frederiksen
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Lane, your instructions were perfect. It came out very nicely. I did heat the housing a bit with a torch....I think it started to move right  after that. 


Thanks again,
Fred

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 Posted: Fri Jul 7th, 2017 06:45 pm
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James Erwin
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Lane is spot on. Have done that time and again.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 8th, 2017 10:22 am
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Lane Shirey
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Glad it helped, guys!

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 Posted: Mon Jul 10th, 2017 10:24 pm
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Larry White
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Westinghouse come out the same way.  It seems once they come out the go back in fairly easily and seat in place.  it is important to get them to seat in place or the alignment will be off. 

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