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Flymo xl500 fan assembly, susspect the key is supposed to sit

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Flymo xl500 fan assembly, susspect the key is supposed to sit in the semicircular slot on the drive shaft, but is always rotates out when the fan/blade assembly is pushed on by the bolt. What is the best procedure to fit key, fan and blade onto the motor shaft?
Well you are right about the key! I would upset the key slot in the shaft with hammer or drift, so the key is not loose. Close the slot up enough that the key has to be tapped into place, then install the fan! With key loose in shaft, it will continue to slip out!
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Excellent confirmation took a few minutes to fit