Drive Motor with Pulley

PartSelect Number PS334304

Manufacturer Part Number 279827
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This motor fits most Whirlpool incorporated dryer brands before 1996. NOTE: Pulley is NOT available separately.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
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Parts Used

  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerPHILLIP from AUSTIN MN

Start and then kick out.

Two Phillips screws, and 2 5/16 bolts and the dryer is open for this repair. Remove the drum and note the placement of the drive belt. Then using a pipe wrench grab the rear plastic fan housing, at the rear of the motor shaft, and turn the front of the motor shaft CLOCKWISE. If the Fan is ceased (as it was in my case) you will need to use locking vice grips (at least 3 or 4 between the fan blades to stop the fan blades from turning on the rear shaft.) while your turning the front of the motor's shaft. If done properly, you should have about 25-30 turns before the motor is free for replacement.
Once this is accomplished, mounting the new motor back into the dryer is a simple matter of reversing your steps. But keep note of the belt placement and the motor wiring placement before starting.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerAndrew from Edina MN

Dryer stopped working.

I followed the on-line video. I am extremely happy I made the effort and successfully fixed my dryer on my own. It sure beats a new dryer expense or high repair cost.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerCalvin from Downs KS

Dryer was shutting down,in 5 minutes, either heat or no heat.

Pulled back panel off, then removed entire front body. Accessed the blower and the lint cover and removed. Removed drum and belt. Removed motor and replaced, reassembled and plugged in and it worked. Thank you

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJohn from Wilton CA

Dryer made loud rumbling noise and then shut down

It had been making noise for a week and I bought the two drum support rollers hoping that was the problem. It wasn't as the dryer started shutting down after a few minutes of running. I opened the top of the dryer and removed the 2 screws holding the face and door on. I removed the face and disconnected the door switch wires and released the drum belt by pushing on the idler pully. I then removed the drum straight out the top. I then put a wrench on the fan on the back of the motor and unscrewed it and then released the two holdown clamps on the motor and removed the motor. I had to make a couple of wiring modifications for the new motor but the instructions and connectors that came with the motor were perfect. I put everything back together and plugged the dryer back in and tried to start it and .... Nothing. I forgot to reconnect the door switch wires. Fixed that and the dryer now runs as good as new and makes no noise at all now (almost anyway). It should be good for another 10 years easy.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRaymond from Rahway NJ

Noisey

Removed screws fastening lint catching housing. Unpluged door open switch and removed nuts on front panel. Before removing front of dryer, I bent a piece of a wire hanger into a hook and tied a string to it and tightly to the top rear panel of the dryer. I then put the hook along the top of the drum to hold it so that it could be removed easily without falling when lifting the front panel off. I then removed the drum which opened the entire internal of the dryer for viewing. Before ordering parts, I removed the belt and ran the motor to realize the motor seemed to be creating the screeching noise. Upon futher review I noticed other parts were worn. I oreded and replaced the idler pulley and drum support rollers. I then removed screws in rear of the dryer to replace the fan from the motor shaft. I realized after a few minutes that the fan attached to the motor shaft was reversed threads. I could not remove the fan assembly from the motor shaft so with a drill,I drilled several holes in the fan and cut it off of the shaft with a hack saw. I now had to purchase a fan. The installation of the fan and motor were very simple. I again used the string and hook to secure the drum while reassembling the new belt through the idler pulley and to the motor. Turned a few nuts and all was complete. It now runs as it did when it was new.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRobin from Merrill WI

Dryer was not staring all the time and was loud smelled funny

Removed back cover, removed the lower and upper front cover, slid the top out of the way and removed drum . Uncliped motor,un-screwed the fan from the motor (left handed tread) read instructions as wiring was not identical recliped motor screwd on the fan plug in the wires according to the included instructions. installed the new rollers belt and Drum Reassembled the case. Plugged it in and the wife is drying cloths again. The old appliance works better than ever and is back to how quiet is was when we first got it.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerBrad from Lake City FL

Buzzing sound while start button pushed. Then shut off after 30 seconds.

Removed 2 screws holding the lint trap on top, popped up the top and lifted back, removed 2 screws on the inside top of front panel, lifted front off and set aside then reached under the drum and pulled tension pully to loosen the belt, and removed the drum. popped the motor clams off and then used 2 adjustable wrenches to grasp the nuts at the front and back to remove blower fan. When you look for the area in back to loosen the blower fan you may notice the nut that you are looking for is actually part of the fan and is plastic looking rather than metal. I did have to take off the back cover to the blower fan to tighten it back up.I had seen instructions that the blower fan would have a 3/8 hole in the back of it to loosen it,but mine did not. I assembled it and it works great with my new motor and rollers. I received my part in 2 days, very happy

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerS.K. Mechancil Company from Pittsfield MA

Dryer motor siezed up, from age and wear

Troubleshhot problem, used multimeter to verify current to motor. Once that i was sure motor was getting proper voltage, I used a meg-ohm meter on A/C motor windings and physically tried to turn motor and found that it was siezed. I then cleaned inside of unit inspected belt and drum rollors. Due to the cost of the items, I decided If I was going to replace the motor I should replace all moving parts, and install new belt. Everything went easy. WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE! was that the Parts people sent the correct parts on time the first time, with no hiddin charges. There web site should accurate diagrams of parts and internals of machine. I was really pleased and will use this service again. Thank you

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerbrian from alpine TX

Motor making strange noise

I removed the back before I relized that the motor was under the drum. I removed the front and the drum and accessed the motor. I used a small flat head screw driver to prythe brackets that held th motor in place. I had a bit of a problem removing the motor from the fan. Then I read the web site and figured out that the treading was a LEFT thread. Still had some problems and ended up removing the pully wheel and using a pipe wrench to get the fan off the motor.

I wish I had taken a picture of the pully and belt to see how it went back together, but it went back easy enough.

Very pleased with my effort and guess I saved about $300 bucks on the repair, and the 2 plus weeks to get the guy to my house.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerCharles from Napa CA

Screeching sound from dryer.

PartSelect you have to have the best online customer service in the industry. No, I take it back. It's the best online service I've experienced anywhere. Period. Your online parts lookup showed me all the parts I needed. Nothing more. You have excellent installation videos which also came with the confirmation email.The percentage of repairs for each spare part helped me to accurately diagnose the problem. The dryer problem was in the motor bearings and not the roller wheels as I had originally thought. Smart idea. All the parts fit perfectly and installed exactly as your videos described. But the best thing is I got the complete order delivered in two days. Your entire end-to-end customer care is terrific. My wife is happy with the repaired dryer. And you guys made me look like a hero. Thanks again. Charlie in Napa. CA.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJon from LaGrange IL

Dryer stopped and smelled of smoke.

I reviewed several videos on parts sites and YouTube. There is more than enough advice online showing step-by-step instructions. The only difficulty came with the rear nut holding the motor shaft to the blower fan. I used a crescent wrench with a long pipe over it for added torque. The two spring clips holding the motor in place can be removed and installed with the help of a nutdriver pushing the clip down, . The dryer was new enough so the motor needed no switch changes. The new motor is running fine.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRonald from Tulsa OK

Loud hum but wouldn't work with a load in

Googled the symptoms the cure was replace the motor. There was a video done by parts select that made the process even easier. Had it done in about 25 minutes.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerDIANN from FRANKLIN GA

Motor was burned out

the plastic fan can be tricky to get off,hold the pully side of motor with an adjustable wrench and turn plastic nut on fan clockwise.mine busted and i had to order another fan but they are easy to put on. counter clockwise to put back on.(reverse treads)

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRonald from Grand Rapids MI

Heat output and tumbling action ceased working after approximately 20-30 minutes of use.

Removed and replaced motor. In the process of removing old motor, the blower wheel had to be unscrewed from the rear shaft of the motor, in order to remove the motor. In my case, the blower wheel had seized up on the rear shaft and could not be unscrewed. It had to be cut off and it also had to be replaced. The dryer now works fine. Tip: I watched an internet video (repairclinic.com)about the procedure before I started. Very helpful!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerBrett from Terre Haute IN

Motor wouldn't turn drum - made humming sound and shutoff

I started my repair by watching the PartSelect.com videos about idler pulley and support roller replacement so I could become familiar with disassembly and reassembly of the cabinet. Use a vacuum to clean up as you go. You might be surprised by the amount of lint that has collected inside the cabinet. Also, be careful of sharp edges. There are lots of sharp edges and pointed screws that can cut.

1) Remove back - 6 screws
2) Remove dryer vent housing - 2 screws on top, 3 on
bottom - lots of debris here to dump out and vacuum
3) Pop the top open and lean it against the wall
4) Remove front of dryer cabinet - 2 screws and the door
switch connector
5) Remove the belt
6) Remove the drum and idler pulley
7) Clean up all lint
8) Remove blower fan by putting a large adjustable wrench
on the square lug on the backside of the blower fan.
Put another wrench on the squared off end of the motor
shaft. From the front of the dryer, turn the motor
shaft clockwise to loosen while holding the other
wrench on the blower lug.
9) Pop off motor retainer clips front and back, remove
motor power connector
10) Clean up more lint
11) Install new support rollers
12) Install new motor, put motor clips back on
13) Install new blower fan. With the motor installed, screw
the blower on the shaft until it seats, then put a
wrench on the blower lug to hold it in place. Put
another wrench on the square part of the motor shaft
and, from the front of the dryer, turn the wrench on
the motor shaft COUNTER CLOCKWISE to tighten. I have no
idea about how much torque to apply.
14) Remount the drum, making sure it's riding on the
rollers correctly.
15) Replace or remount the belt and idler pulley.
16) Carefully line up and then reattach the front of the
cabinet. Reconnect the door switch
17) Check the drum rotation by spinning it round a few
turns before closing up the cabinet.
Make sure the belt and rollers are in their proper
place. Close the top lid.
18) Reinstall the dryer vent and lint filter
19) Put on the back cover

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