@Jon G posted:
Remove all of the washerhead screws from the frame (some may be hidden. Look under the sideframes), then slide the shell forward to release the tab.
Jon, thanks for the tip! After wrestling with it some more I was finally able to get the shell off by sliding it forward a bit (as you recommended) to release the tab. Wow, as Bruce mentioned above, there sure is a lot of stuff packed VERY tightly under that shell!!
Anyway, I repacked the smoke unit batting (my reason for wanting to take the shell off in the first place) and now she’s smoking up a storm. I also found a pinched wire that probably happened during the assembly process as I’ve never had the shell off...so I repaired that, too, while I was under the hood.
I always appreciate it when folks “close the loop” so to speak on requests for help here on the Forum, so I figured I should do the same.