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.
  • Noisy.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerEric from Fort Dodge, IA

Dryer drum not turning and no air circulating

replaced motor and drum rear seal as well as idler wheels, the old rear drum seal was completly worn out, since I had it all apart, I replaced lint chute and trap seals and belt and tensioner. I spent less money on parts than if I would have bought a new dryer. The motor was the main problem as the bearings were shot.

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  • Drive Motor with Pulley

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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

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 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 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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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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