old motor was burned out, 1 drum roller was sticking

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Abraham From Nashville, TN

Oct 20, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Not a bad repair overall. This dryer is quite easy to disassemble and reassemble, and the videos available here were very helpful. Here are a couple of things to watch out for: Only major snag I hit was that I could not get the (plastic) blower fan disengaged from the shaft of the old motor and wound up having to cut it off. (And it wasn't b/c I failed to note that it was reverse threaded. The thing just seemed to be fused to the shaft and that old plastic where you have to slip the wrench on started to round off and crack after a few failed attempts.) Unfortunately, this not only meant an extra $25 for a new blower fan, but also had to pay extra $7 in shipping, since I had already ordered and received the other parts I needed before I actually finished removing the old motor. My advice would be to completely disassemble everything before ordering the parts, in case you encounter the same problem. Also had slight difficulty getting the clamps down on the new motor, esp. the front clamp. Had to use a med-sized crow bar, standing above and exerting full pressure downward.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor with Pulley

Part Number: PS334304

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Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

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