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Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz – Part Number: 279787
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Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

PartSelect Number PS334287

Manufacturer Part Number 279787

Manufactured by Whirlpool

Product Description

Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz Specifications

The blower shaft is 1-5/8 inches long, while the drive shaft is 1-1/4 inches long.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start | Will not tumble | Noisy

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part works with the following brands:

Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Inglis.

Part # 279787 replaces these:

158, 279787, 279787, 279787SKID, 3387185, 3388237, 3388238, 3391890, 3391891, 3391893, 3395654, 661655, 8528320, 8538263, 8539556, AP3094233, W10250900, W10317045, W10396028, W10438969... Show More
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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

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Kelly from Aptos, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
279787
Our dryer started squealing and would then stop running.
After determining that the dryer motor was the issue I wrote down the part number and logged on to partselect.com.

I input the number into the search box and there was the exact motor I needed.

The price was fair and the delivery quick so I figured I would give yuo guys a shot and see how it goes.

The part showed up on time and as expected. It was well packed and most importantly - it was the CORRECT part.

I disassembled the dryer which involved removing the lint trap, pulling out the blower fan and removing the motor cover. The motor was held in with 2 metal screws and wiring harness.

I took the belt off of the tensioner and pulled out the old motor. The motor was mounted with 2 clips which snapped off with ease. Reassembly was a breeze since the motor fit perfectly- the entire transplant operation took all of about 35 minutes.

I crossed my fingers, turned on the gas, plugged it in and........SUCCESS!

Since the dryer was down for over a week the backlog of laundry was piled pretty high. This replacement motor would immediately be put to the test.

It has been 5 days of non-stop drying and no squeeks, no squeels and nothing but dry clothes!

Thanks to Part Select for getting everything right the first time. It made a potentially very bad experience turn out as good as I could have ever hoped.
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Keith L. from San Diego, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
279787
Dryer would start and then stop after a few minutes, eventually it completely stopped.
After determining that the dryer motor was the issue, I wrote down the part number and logged on to partselect.com website.

I input the number into the search box and there was the exact motor I needed.

The correct part showed up in a timely manner and the pricing was very fair.

I disassembled the dryer, removed the old motor and reinstalled the new motor within about 30 minutes.

Key point was to read the instructions first and then reconnect the wiring to the new motor. The new motor has the switch install in a different spot on the motor so be careful to follow the instructions but, the instructions were very clear and connections were very simple.

I also did some preventive maintenance while I was in the unit by cleaning out any remaining lint from the heater unit and surrounding areas, that took about 30 minutes. Reassembling was a snap and I turned on the gas, plugged it in and........SUCCESS! Total time of repair and cleaning was about an hour.

I had a load of laundry ready to go and put the new motor right to work. It has been non-stop drying and thanks to Part Select for getting everything right the first time. It has been a positive experience and I will tell others about the website if they have similar problems. Thanks again for a success story and dry clothing.
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Mark from Maple Valley, WA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
279787
Dryer motor bearings failed. Motor wouldn't start.
Disassembled dryer. That was the hard part. Figuring out how to get the top off the dryer so I could get the drum out took the most time. The end caps on the control panel had to be removed by forcing them outward to release the plastic catches. Then the bottom corner screws were removed to allow the panel to swing up out of the way. The top panel could now be removed. To gain access to the belt and tensioner the blower and ducting off the front of the motor had to be removed to remove the belt. Now the drum was able to be lifted out. The motor swap was a cinch with no wiring modifications required. Reassembly was the reverse, with the most difficult thing being tightening up the blower fan. This required putting a wrench on the belt end of motor shaft and holding it while reaching thru a narrow gap on top of the fan ducting.
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Gerald from STATE COLLEGE, PA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
279787
dryer did not run
remove top, front, drum, fan fan housing, replace motor
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PartSelect Number: PS334287
Manufacturer Part Number: 279787
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