Dryer motor bearings failed. Motor wouldn't start.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Mark From Maple Valley, WA

Mar 13, 2009

6 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Disassembled dryer. That was the hard part. Figuring out how to get the top off the dryer so I could get the drum out took the most time. The end caps on the control panel had to be removed by forcing them outward to release the plastic catches. Then the bottom corner screws were removed to allow the panel to swing up out of the way. The top panel could now be removed. To gain access to the belt and tensioner the blower and ducting off the front of the motor had to be removed to remove the belt. Now the drum was able to be lifted out. The motor swap was a cinch with no wiring modifications required. Reassembly was the reverse, with the most difficult thing being tightening up the blower fan. This required putting a wrench on the belt end of motor shaft and holding it while reaching thru a narrow gap on top of the fan ducting.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS334287

In Stock