Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Kelly From Aptos, CA
Nov 16, 2007
21 out of 26 people found this instruction helpful
After determining that the dryer motor was the issue I wrote down the part number and logged on to partselect.com.
I input the number into the search box and there was the exact motor I needed.
The price was fair and the delivery quick so I figured I would give yuo guys a shot and see how it goes.
The part showed up on time and as expected. It was well packed and most importantly - it was the CORRECT part.
I disassembled the dryer which involved removing the lint trap, pulling out the blower fan and removing the motor cover. The motor was held in with 2 metal screws and wiring harness.
I took the belt off of the tensioner and pulled out the old motor. The motor was mounted with 2 clips which snapped off with ease. Reassembly was a breeze since the motor fit perfectly- the entire transplant operation took all of about 35 minutes.
I crossed my fingers, turned on the gas, plugged it in and........SUCCESS!
Since the dryer was down for over a week the backlog of laundry was piled pretty high. This replacement motor would immediately be put to the test.
It has been 5 days of non-stop drying and no squeeks, no squeels and nothing but dry clothes!
Thanks to Part Select for getting everything right the first time. It made a potentially very bad experience turn out as good as I could have ever hoped.