Motor humming- drum would not turn

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Douglas From ELVERSON, PA

Jan 27, 2012

26 out of 626 people found this instruction helpful

Followed the simple directions provided. Suggest dis-assembling the dryer before ordering the parts as it was then I discovered that the idler wheel was bad and the belt was cracking. The idler wheels should be replaced in pairs. When the unit is dis-assembled is an excellent opportunity to vacuum out the lint from all of the interior areas of the dryer. The new motor wiring was different from the old motor. The instructions should be more clear as the old motor wires were not marked. There were two red wires and two black wires in the motor wire harness. Since I have prior experience with motors I was be to determine which of the red and black wires were the primary power leads - someone with less experience may have a problem with this. Suggest changing one wire at a time and install the motor in the motor mount until the wires have been installed.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor with Pulley

Part Number: PS334304

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

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Drum Support Rollers

Part Number: PS347627

In Stock

Blower Wheel

Part Number: PS383953

In Stock