I may have screwed the pooch this time. Earlier I posted that I could not remove the bell from one of my motors. Ultimately I succeeded but it took a great deal of force and some ViceGrips. I proceeded with the build.
Now I am at the point in the build where I want to replace the bells and I notice a problem. The difficult motor came apart differently than the other two, I had not noticed it until now. Some central core piece came off with the bell (in the attached photos, the motor and bell on the left is the normal one and the motor and bell on the right is the one with my "modification."
I have not been able to fit the bell back onto the motor on the right. Probably the force that removed it has to be applied to replace it, and that may not be possible.
So, does anyone have any advice on replacing the bell? More to the point, does anyone with more experience know whether I have just broken the motor and need to replace the whole unit? It would be a major hassle to replace the motor at this point, but almost impossible if I proceed much further.
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