dryer kept shutting off motor bearings where failing causing the motor to labor too much and the machine would shut down.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDDSS475EAWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Michael A. From Wolcott, CT

Nov 30, 2007

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First I unplugged the dryer, then I removed the bottom front panel. Then the door I marked the wires to the shut off switch on the door and removed the switch from the door. Next was the lint screen housing and duct work that goes to it. Then I had to reach under the drum and take the belt off of the motor pully and tensioner so I could remove the drum. I removed the drum. I then marked all the wires I had to disconnect. I took the fan housing front panel off. I held the belt drive end of the motor shaft with the pipe wrench, i could have used an open end or an adjustable wrench also. I used a 7/8 six sided socket on the plastic fan nut on the front of the shaft so that if it was hard to loosen I would have a better chance of not rounding the nut. I removed the fan and the back of the housing, unplugged the motor, and removed it. The clips that hold the motor to the motor bracket are a little tricky, I used a screw driver to remove them. I then replaced the motor and put everything back together. One hint you should know is to make sure you mark the drum front so when you put it back in you get it right the first time. I fits in both ways and will go back together but it won't turn free and you'll have to take it all apart again. I tried it by hand both ways and was able to catch the mistake before I put it all back together, but I could have put it together wrong.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Motor Assembly (Threaded Shaft) (Now subbed to Motor Assembly - 120V 60Hz)

Part Number: PS2021298

$109.21
In Stock