Originally Posted by Ferret
I'm not sure I understand you.
Do you first remove the rear cover by tapping on the rotor and then remove the front cover by tapping on the bearing from inside the can?
correct. remove all the screws, hold the motor in your hand rotor side down, tap the spindle end of the rotor on a table, this will pop off the read endbell.
Then stick a screwdriver though the motor, being careful not to damage the copper windings. from the side you just removed and do the same to pop off the front.
I use the word tap literally. no need to pound, just tap a few time. pounding could damage the magnets on the rotor.
The first time tyou do this to the motor it will require more force than any following attempts.