Our dryer started squealing and would then stop running.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Wrench(Adjustable)

Kelly From Aptos, CA

Nov 16, 2007

26 out of 32 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.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS334287

$115.55
In Stock