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PartSelect Number PS334304
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:
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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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.
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)
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!
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 connector10) Clean up more lint11) Install new support rollers12) Install new motor, put motor clips back on13) 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 switch17) 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 filter19) Put on the back cover
Troubleshoot wiring to make sure it was'nt fuse or limit switchs. Had voltage to motor but nothing happened. Had to be the motor. Ordered motor and a couple of other parts that needed to be replaced. Motor replacement was real easy, hardest part for me was getting blower off motor shaft. Was a good time to clean out dryer and vent.Found a few dollars in lost change also, my tip. Used your regular shipping and from order to repair was only three days. I would definitly order from you again. Thanks.
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.
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.
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.
Put dryer in center of room turned on the laptop watched the video and proceeded to doing repair
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.
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."
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!
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!
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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