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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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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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

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

CustomerJohn from Key West FL

Motor conked out, similar to other stories

My dryer is probably more than 20 years old. I know, I know, but I decided to fix it anyway. I followed the same steps as the other posters here. However, I almost never fix anything like this and the dryer is in a small space with only a couple of inches of clearance on either side.
The repair took 10 hours off and on over 2 days. You will definitely need another set of hands at various times like when you are unscrewing the fan from the motor shaft and when you are reinstalling the drum and belt.
Getting the motor mount clips off the frame was a huge pain and getting the motor back in place and the clips on correctly was a 3 hour learning experience. Make sure you have all the wires hooked back up BEFORE you hook up the motor mount clips. When you seat the motor on the mounts the wiring hookups need to be almost on the bottom. Check the instructions drawing for placement.
You don’t actually remove the fan cover you just unscrew the mounting screws and push it to the side.
Re-hooking up the belt and belt tightener is not intuitive but you will eventually figure it out. I found some generic dryer belt installation drawings on the Internet that showed me how to do it.
The photocopied instructions that come with the motor are kind of fuzzy after a few generations of photocopying.
In the end, it worked! It is also much quieter now.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerChris from Randolph MA

Dryer would turn on and imediately stop

Shut off gas and unplug dryer. Disconnect gas. Take back pannel off by removing a bunch of screws. Take lint trap apart few more screws here. Remove top of dryer (pop the plastic cllips), and front door/panel. Vacume all areas (tons of lint everywhere). Pull out tumbler. Change support wheels. Take off blower fan by using an adjustable wrench and 1/2 " wrench. hold fan with adjustable wrench and turn drive shaft clockwise. Then remove motor. Replace with new motor and reverse the process.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJonathan from Wildwood MO

Noisy, belabored starting, and dryer quit prematurely

Very simple repair and a WHOLE lot less expensive than paying someone else or buying a new dryer. I had to remove two screws under the lint screen lid and roughly 15 hex-head screws from back panel and lint chute. I popped the top open, removed the back panel, and removed the lint chute in back. Then, remove two screws and one quick-connect electric plug holding the dryer door panel to the rest of the box, one on each side at the top. Then lift the front panel off and pull dryer drum out the front of the box. Hold the motor shaft with a wrench and turn the fan wheel in back clockwise by hand to disconnect the fan from the motor. Remove two clips and electrical plug holding motor in place and wiggle the motor out of its rest. The drum belt and thermal switch are self-explanatory. Installation is the exact reverse. Very quick and very easy. Dryer works almost as good as new. It would be good as new if I replaced the drum seals and possibly the drum wheels, but they just didn't look that bad. If your dryer has trouble starting, quits before the cycle is over and clothes are dry, and sounds like the motor is labored, this is the fix and is very easy and affordable.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRicky from Pickens SC

Drive motor overheating and would shut down

Put dryer in center of room turned on the laptop watched the video and proceeded to doing repair

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerClyde from Salisbury MD

Replace motor in dryer

Repair went well your video was a great help. The motor was hard to disconnect from the blower and fan side.The shaft that you hold with the adjustable plier was hard plastic type of material and wanted to keep slipping and the edges wanted to round off and not hold in the adjustable pliers. I had to use a small pipe wrench with teeth to break it loose. The only other problem was the ground screw in the new motor had an odd type of head on it and took a special type of nutdriver attachment to loosen it and attach the ground wire to the new motor.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customermerlin from chicopee MA

Motor won't trun, due to frozen bearings

Unpluged power cord.removed top and front pannels(after disconnecting wiring to door switch.) Removed drive belt to drum,and removed drum. Checked and marked motor wiring before disconecting from motor.Removed motor,After unscrewing the blower from shaft.(Had to remove jumper wire from motor)Reinstalled the blower and secured the motor,reconect wires to motor.(rechecked wiring connections)Put back the drum,drive belt,and the front door pannel.(reconect door switch wiring)then the top pannel.Plug in the power cord and checked opertion.....WORK'S JUST FINE! I ordered the replacement motor on a sunday,and the new motor was setting on my kitchen table tueday afternoon when i got home. Great job" PARTSELECT."

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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

CustomerDavid from Woodstock GA

Dryer would run about 10 minutes and stop

After watching the video it went relatively easy. I knew exactly what to do and how to do it. I replaced the belt since I figured I had it apart I might as well. After getting it apart and replacing the motor, I gave the inside a real good cleaning. It runs like new now!

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

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

CustomerMary from Midland MI

Dryer would shut off, make tons of noise and then wouldn't start at all

My husband figured this would be an easy fix....until he realized the part he had turn to remove the motor was made of plastic and was basically welded to the fan, so needless to say, we are now also replacing the fan....once the fan was loose, it was very easy to put in the new motor and fan and reassemble the dryer...good luck and watch out for those plastic moving parts!

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

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

CustomerManel from Rock Hill SC

Dryer made buzzing (humming) sound and would not run

I read several customer feedback articles to find one with problem similar to mine. After eliminating the thermal fuse, it was obvious my motor was bad. Watched the video and easily removed motor. Took motor to a repair shop and they confirmed it was bad. Replacement motor arrived in two days (yes...2 days). Unbelievable quick delivery. Easy to reinstall---only took about an hour. Hey, it would have cost $500-$600 to replace this dryer! Now I feel like I have a new dryer for $80!

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerEddie from El Paso TX

Dryer would not start, only making a humming noise

I checked the motor to make sure it turned freely but it didn't so I knew it was bad, your online instructions made it so easy for me to make the motor replacement, if I ever need any appliance parts ever again .....you can bet I'm buying them from you. I purchased the motor for about 40% less then what it was retailed locally.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerMary from Rockaway NY

Motor stop working

i did not do the repair but when my friend finish it was great, this company is great.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

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

CustomerAbraham from Nashville TN

Old motor was burned out, 1 drum roller was sticking

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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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerSteven from Carlisle PA

Motor would run briefly then stop, then totally quit

Repair was simple, minus pulling the drive motor shaft out of the back fan. The female end of the dryer fan was made of plastic, so the socket wrench cracked the plastic end. Other than that, the repair was simple and easy to do. Much better paying the $88 for a new motor vice paying $400 or more for a new dryer. Dryer has run like a champ since replacing.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerMichael from Hayti MO

Making loud noise, then will not run

Read earlier posts on the change out of motor with times varying from 30min to days. My ordeal was in the days category. Long story short, I could not get the blower off. The back of the blower has flats to use a adjustable wrench and you can use a socket on the back of the motor. I rounded off the flats on the blower and had to cut it off. Since I had only ordered the motor, I had to then order blower. If you can get the blower off the motor is about a 30min to 1 hr job. I would suggest purchasing the blower along with the motor to save some time.

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