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I am attempting to remove the auger/impeller from this unit, I have the machine separated from the housing, removed the pulley, bearing retainer and bolts holding the auger assy. in place.... My problem is trying to remove the bearing from the shaft.There isn't enough room to use a puller, the bearing is too tight to the housing. I was going to try a bearing splitter but not sure what one to use, the other issue is the 3 studs coming out of the housing that hold the bearing retainer do not leave much room to get the splitter in place. I thought if I freed up the impeller that would give me the added room to push the shaft to the back so I could use a puller, removed the roll pins but the impeller is frozen to the shaft - besides after looking it over I do not think that will provide the room required anyway. I would like to save the bearing, but worst case scenario I will have to cut it off. Any advice? Thanks!
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remove the bolts on the sides of the housing and pull the gearbox out of the housing, and use a puller to remove the bearing
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With the impeller frozen to the shaft you don't have much room.
Sanding all the rust off the shaft and then soaking the bearing/shaft (PB Blaster or something similar) and finally taking a torch to it would be my approach.
That or cutting.

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Get your auger on some blocks, so gravity is helping you. Get a Large Socket on the bearing and knock the bearing through the housing with a large hammer. Rakes and impeller will fall out with the bearing. No Biggie.
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I am attempting to remove the auger/impeller from this unit, I have the machine separated from the housing, removed the pulley, bearing retainer and bolts holding the auger assy. in place.... My problem is trying to remove the bearing from the shaft.There isn't enough room to use a puller, the bearing is too tight to the housing. I was going to try a bearing splitter but not sure what one to use, the other issue is the 3 studs coming out of the housing that hold the bearing retainer do not leave much room to get the splitter in place. I thought if I freed up the impeller that would give me the added room to push the shaft to the back so I could use a puller, removed the roll pins but the impeller is frozen to the shaft - besides after looking it over I do not think that will provide the room required anyway. I would like to save the bearing, but worst case scenario I will have to cut it off. Any advice? Thanks!
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remove the bolts on the sides of the housing and pull the gearbox out of the housing, and use a puller to remove the bearing
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