Model #48624506 Craftsman lawn vacuum

  • Cart Body
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  • Vac System
    3 Results
  • Impeller Housing
    3 Results

Question and Answers

Q:

Lawn vacuum impeller removal

A:

The engine shaft is tapered (no puller available for this) you have to break the impeller loose from the shaft. Remove the bolt and washer holding the impeller on the motor shaft. Start the bolt back in the hole. Run it in until the head is only 1/8 inch away from the impeller. Place a large screw driver or pry bar between the impeller and the rear of the chipper, and pry hard on one side. Hit the head of the bolt firmly with a good sized hammer. The shock will break the impeller loose and it will come off.

 

If the impeller does not loosen up with a couple of whacks with the hammer use a quality penetrating oil and allow it to sit for at least half an hour. If the impeller does not loosen after that, do not continue banging on it, you could damage the shaft or the engine. I highly recommend calling a service professional to diagnose and repair your chipper.

 

If you need further assistance on the repair of the lawn vac, please reply below with more details. 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark 


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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2013
A:

Scott, If you have a helper that can hold the whole assembly off the ground by the imeller while you hit the head of the bolt you may have better luck. The weight of the engine helps break the impeller loose.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2013
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