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PartSelect Number PS960009
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Once I figured out how to get into the bottom end of the dryer, it went really smooth. 1. Remove 4 screws from the top panel at the rear of the machine. This allows the top section of the dryer to be lifted up.2. Under the top section is a plastic cover which covers the drum, this does not need to be removed. There are two screws in the top which hold the front panel in place, one at the front left top and one at the front right top. remove these two screws. Keep screws seperated, as there are several different types which need to be removed so remeber which go where.3. Open the dryer door there are four screws which need to be removed. Once these are removed the front panel can be tipped out and the door switch wiring needs to be unplugged to remove the front panel and set aside.4. Remove the left nylon guide at the bottom front of machine, it is in the way to remove the blower duct.5. Remove blower housing cover.6. Reach behind blower housing and disconnect the thyrmister and temperature limit wiring.7. Remove the blower wheel by removing center nut. It is removed by turning nut clockwise while bracing the wheel with a screw driver so it won't turn.8. Remove three screws that are behind the the blower wheel.9. Remove the two base screws that hold the housing to the bottom of the machine.10. Now you can remove the plastic duct from the machine.11. remove two screws at the right side og the blower motor.12. Disconnect wire harness from motor.13. Lift up on right side of motor bracket and slide to the right. You can now remove the motor and bracket.14. Remove two clips that hold the motor to the bracket.15. Install new motor in bracket and replace clips.16. You can now install the motor and bracket assembly by reversing the order of these steps.
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This was a fairly complex repair as almost everything had to be removed to get to the blower motor.Tip - Keep track of the screws and where they came out. We taped the screws to the parts they came out of making re-assembly much easier.Needs a #2 screwdriver. A #1 is too small and can strip the screws.First remove the control panel and disconnect all the wires. Open the platic power box and disconnect all the connecting wires and disconnect the three ground wires from the back of the dryer.You need to remove the top of the Dryer. It has 2 screws in the read and clips at the front. Under that is a metal plate. To remove this, first pop out the plastic connectors that hold the wiring up. Remove the screws from the 2 long plastic pieces on each side. Slide the plastic connectors to release, then remove them and remove the top. You should now be able to see the dryer drum.Front - Remove the two metal triangle pieces at the front top of the dryer.Remove the door by removing the hinges.Disconnect wiring for light and door switch - we had a problem disconnecting the door switch, so left it connected - which meant that once the front of the dryer was removed, it couldn;t be moved away. Not a big problem, but a little inconvenient.Be careful with the door switch. I opened it in an attempt to disconnect it and a little black square fell out. I put it back together, but then it didn't work properly when replaced and I had to take it out again and try it in different diretions until it worked properly again.Remove the front of the dryer.Take out the lint trap.Unscrew the metal plate from the front of the blower.You should now be able to reach underneath and feel the belt that turns the drum. This belt goes all the way around the drum and then down underneath to another motor. There is a tension bar that keeps the belt tight. Before removing the belt - make sure you know how the belt goes around the motor and tension bar - you'll need to reconnect it later.Once the belt is free - you can remove the drum.Disconnect the wiring for the blower motor and unscrew the blower motor from the base of the dryer.Remove the nut on the front to remove the plastic fan cover. Remove clamps to release motor.Replace part and reassemble.
The current explanation for this dryer is OK. My harmony series with the computer connection, has some changes, e.g. there's more screws to get the top cover assembly off. Once the from panel (with door) is taken off. The rest remains the essentially the same. Disconnecting the electrical terminals on the back side of the white blower cowling was a challenge. My wife's smaller hands were the only way we could reconnect. They came apart when we pulled the cowling out - and that was a "hold your mouth right" experience. Reassembly was clean. Motor worked on the first try.
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