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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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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

CustomerWyatt from St. Louis MO

Dryer motor just hummed when the start button was pushed.

Was informed that I had a bad dryer motor and no warranty. Unplugged the unit. Removed to screws in the lint trap slot. Used a small blade screw driver to pop the 2 clips at the front of the dryer top. Lifted the top and rested it up against the wall. Removed 2 screws holding the machine front panel. Removed the front panel and removed the tub. Couldn't get the blower loose from the dryer motor so I cut it off with a hacksaw. Moral if you are going to replace the motor go ahead and by the blower too. It is less than $20.00. Popped 2 clamps loose holding the motor in and removed it. Placed the new motor in the unit. Strapped it down and attached the new blower. Plugged it in, put the dryer back togehter and tried it. It worked.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRobert from Bremen IN

Dryer was blowing or triping internal thermal motor protector..shaft would not turn easily when all was removed. (belt and drum )

Unplug. Dissembled the dryer. Front off ,back off ,all covers off. drum removed . Belt and idler pulley set aside. Vacuum everything clean! Motor shaft turned very hard. OILED both end with a 5w30 motor oil, few drop. Spins much easier .. Put back together..
ORDERED PARTS.. Motor needed , rest were PREVENTIVE.. (this is my 3rd Whirlpool dryer in 37 years of marriage)..Have yet to actually change motor --but a humming growl is starting from the motor again. Will change it this weekend, + new belt and pulley , saving the old (belt & pulley) just in case.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerTom from Stevens Point WI

The dryer would not start

I took the back off of the dryer and then removed the lint chute assembly. Next came the top removal which was a little tricky because the top locks were installed incorrectly from factory. After about 20 minutes for a 2 minute job, the top came off. Now I was able to remove the front and the drum. This left me access to the motor. The hardest part of the whole job was removing the blower wheel. Being made of plastic you must be careful not to brake it while grabbing hold of it and applying torque to the motor side. This process takes two people. My wife helped me and it took about 5 minutes. Leave the motor mounted for this. Once the wheel was off, the motor was then removed, the new one was installed and the process was reversed for assembly. Not very difficult overall and saved me a whole lot of money. Make sure you vacuum out all of the dust since you have the whole dryer apart. It will probably be the last time you see inside it and the dust sure builds up inside after 12 years! Thank you Partselect!!

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Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

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

CustomerMichael from Cinniati OH

Drery stopped running

I replaced the Motor Assembly & Fan but it still won't run! The drum & motor wouldn't turn over by hand when I first started the repair. After instaling the new Motor & fan it all turns but won't start! I rechecked everything and still won't work.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRoger from Kimberling City MO

Dryer motor went out

Pop the top on the dryer. Removed screw that hold the front panel on. (Popped off kick plate). Took off belt and removed drum. Took back plate off of dryer to access blower fan. Had a hard time holding fan so I could turn motor shaft clockwise to remove. Finally wedged vice grips into fan blades and housing and was able to remove old motor. Getting the motor bracket clips back on was the hardest part. Dryer runs great now.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerKevin from Westminster MD

Bad motor

Following video clip instructions helped. Had trouble removing blower fan from the motor spindle shaft (must of had rust on threads). Wrenching rounded off the square plastic shaft of the blower and was not able to remove motor for replacement. Recommend removing plastic blower from motor prior to placing order for parts. Knowing the plastic blower was going to be destroyed, a replacement unit was ordered. When new one arrived, I simply used a 1/4" bit drill and drilled a circular series of holes around where the metallic threaded sleeve was contained to separate the blower from the motor for removal and installed a new motor and blower at the same time.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

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Customerwilliam from jersey shore PA

Motor needed replace

replaced motor

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerDavid from Port Orchard WA

Motor siezed

My dryer of 15 years quit on me. After a quick check, I found that the motor has siezed. Went shopping for a new NOTHING on the market was a good match without paying $700+. Fixed it myself for $115 after watching partselect.com youtube video. It took me 20min. The dryer is quieter and works as if it new.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerWilliam from Cincinnati OH

Needed new motor

acyually need better instruction and a video of how to install. I did not tilt the motor so it was on a parallel with the drum and initiall had a thumping cause by the wrong location of the motor. Corrected that and it works fine

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

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

CustomerJohnny from East Dublin GA

Dryer would not start

First I removed the rear panel of the control sectio and the main rear panel. I checked the switches and fuses. The fuse for the dryer vent was giving an intermittent signal, so I replaced it with one I picked up at a local repair shop.
Since I had started working on it, and due to the age, I went ahead and ordered a motor, belt, and drum rollers and replaced these as preventive maintenance.
Once you realize how everything comes apart, it is not a very dificult job to overhaul the complete dryer.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerDouglas from ELVERSON PA

Motor humming- drum would not turn

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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