dryer would not start; motor seized (after 30 years of use)

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench set

reynold From Vashon Island, WA

Jan 13, 2014

I followed the general instructions as to the disassembly of the dryer, taking the front off first. I opened the pannel in the back to release the tension on the belt. A complete schematic showing part names and sensor names; screws to be removed/re-installed and location as well as size; location of seals and the need when reassembling to be secure before mating parts/joining. Motor requires the use of either a special tool to remove the clamps or the use of a large screwdriver to 'push down' clamp (s) while prying with another screwdrive to release the clamp ---the only difficult part of this disassembly. Motor, for my moded has two yellow wires and kit did not come with a connector of the size to fit the motor (trip to the hardware store) since two connections are required at the motor terminal at the yellow terminal and they are diferent. Kit should contain both sizes for the yellow terminals. Advice on how to remove the motor clips would have been helpful. I cleaned all of the passageways as well as the interior of the cabinent, to 'near-new' condition.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor - 60Hz 115V

Part Number: PS3500893

In Stock