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I can't get the nut off the fan housing

How can I take the nut off the fan to replace the fan housing. There seems to be a lock washer under the screw. when I try to rachett (sp) the nut the engine moves within without resistance.

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You may have to slip a small screw driver into an open slot of the motor housing to provide a stop for the armature so that you can break the lock nut loose. Becareful to not cause ant damage the armature.

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