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Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

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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 products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid.
Part# 279787 replaces these:
AP3094233, 158, 279787, 279787, 279787SKID, 3387185, 3388237, 3388238, 3391890, 3391891, 3391893, 3395654, 661655, 8528320, 8538263, 8539556, W10250900, W10317045, W10396028, W10438969 ... Show more , W10508322 Show less
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    Latissua
    November 4, 2017
    How would I know if I need a motor? It ran about ten and then it cut off. It will cool off then starts back up.
    For model number 11066002010
    Hello Latissua, Thanks for your question. Before replacing the motor, you may want to check the thermal fuse (part number PS11741460), internal-bias thermostat (part number PS11746740), and the door switch (part number PS11741701) as well for continuity. If any of those do not test well for continuity, replace them. If they are all testing properly, it may be worthwhile to replace the motor. I hope this helps.

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    Matthew Theriault
    November 23, 2017
    My dryer squeaks badly. Just want to make sure this is the part to fix that problem. It doesn’t stop but the squeaks get louder as the load dries.
    For model number Gew9260pl1
    Hi Matthew, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the idler pulley, the drum support rollers, the thrust washer, the drive belt, the drum support roller shaft, the wheel blower, the seal and the motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    ROY
    February 1, 2019
    Follow up question from tuesday. Dryer won't run after pushing start button and a flash. No error codes on controls. The thermal fuse and thermistor are ok. How do you tell if motor is defective? It "looks" fine no burn areas. It there a test i can do actually tell the motor is defective? Can i jump some contacts to see if it runs?
    For model number kenmore 110-92822102 HE3 gas dryer
    Hello Roy, thank you for your question. To test a motor for continuity. Unplug the dryer and remove the motor. Take note of where the wires were connected by taking pictures or making a diagram of the locations of the wires. Hold the two test rods on the multimeter to the motor terminals. Set the meter to "X1," which is the test for continuity. If the motor does not produce a reading or the meter display numbers flash endlessly, the dryer motor is burned out and must be replaced. I hope this helps!

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    Thomas
    December 8, 2017
    Received a replacement motor for my dryer. It is not a complete plug and run . The new motor #279787. Where do i connect the jumper wires to the motor? And are there any pictures of new motor all ready connected ready to install?
    For model number WED9151YW0
    Hi Thomas, Thank you for your question. It looks like we do have an installation video on our site that should help you with the installation of this part: https://youtu.be/B-JPGbmTGzk . Unfortunately we do not have written instructions for your motor. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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    Kenny
    April 20, 2018
    Is it possible to replace the start relay on this unit
    For model number MEDZ600TW1
    Hello Kenny, Thank you for contacting us. The relay switch on the motor is only sold as part of the motor assembly. Hope this helps!

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    ROY
    January 29, 2019
    Control panel works. No error code went to start the dryer, there was a flash from inside and and it never started. The drum turns just fine. Will a new motor solve the problem? 15 yr old dryer. Thanx
    For model number Kenmore Elite Gas HE3 110-92822102
    Hello, thank you for inquiring! We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: thermal fuse (PS11741460) and internal bias thermostat (PS11746740). If these check out fine, we definitely recommend checking your motor as well, but these two parts are more likely a cause. We hope this helps!

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    Brian
    February 18, 2020
    When trying to start a cycle i hear a faint “click”, a time-out and then get code f:01 which says replace machine control electronics. Replacement control electronics gives code f:70 (communications error with console). I followed troubleshooting guide with original control electronics. I suspect drive motor burn out, so follow troubleshooting guide. Test #3, step #6 says a good start winding of 2.7-3.0 ohms and main winding of 3.3-3.6 ohms. I measure 0 ohms on both. I believe i have short circuit in windings and need motor replacement. Sound right? Not sure why replacement control electronics gives different error code.
    For model number WED9200SQ0
    Hello, Thank you for your question. It could be the motor, however if the error coming up is based on the controls the motor may not solve the issue. However if you have replaced the electronics already the motor may be worth replacing. We hope this helps.

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    Jamie
    January 30, 2019
    When i push the start button the dryer makes a humming sound and will not start. I tried to manually rotate the dryer drum and it temporarily started. Do you think it is the dryer motor?
    For model number 11060972990
    Hello Jamie, Thank you for your question. I suggest checking the following parts: PS334230 Door Catch Kit as it is possible the door is not closing therefore the dryer will not start as a safety measure. PS11741444 Disposable Thermal Fuse - Two Terminal as it is one time use fuse and once it has blown it will not work again. You can check this part with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, we do provide assistance on our website. Good luck with your repair!

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    Roy
    November 16, 2019
    I have a screeching noise while the dryer is spinning. It sounds like a bearing is failing.How can you tell if the noise is from the motor bearing failing, or the idler pulley??
    For model number 110-97872603
    Hello Roy and thanks for writing. 1 Determine whether the problem is the pulley. Common symptoms of a bad dryer pulley are that the drum still rotates but squeals; the drum rotates intermittently but clunks, or the drum does not rotate at all. The causes of a non-rotating drum could be a burned out motor (which means there will be no motor noise when the dryer is turned on), a broken dryer belt, or a broken pulley. 2 Gain access to the pulley location. First, pull out the dryer plug so that it cannot go on. Then remove the top, which is either held on by a couple of screws inside the dryer door frame or with gravity clips. If there are screws inside the frame, remove those with a screwdriver. If there are no screws, the top will pop up when a screwdriver is placed beneath the edge to pry it upwards. Slide the top off once it is popped up. Remove the front panel. There will be two screws, located inside of the upper top corners, that hold the front panel in place. 3 Remove the screws and the front panel can be pulled off. The panel holds the drum inside of the dryer, so as the panel is removed, hold the drum inside with your hand. Once the panel is off, allow the dryer drum to slump forward. It will catch itself and stay in the dryer. 4 Inspect the pulley. It will be located beneath the dryer drum. Check the spring mechanism. There are two common types. One is a spring that attaches to the pulley and tensions the belt. The spring must be attached, and if it has fallen off, use pliers to attach it back on the pulley. There will be a hook hole where the attachment takes place. If the spring is broken it will need to be replaced. The other type is a leaf spring type set-up. The bottom of this leaf spring bracket slides into a hole in the dryer frame. If the pulley bracket is dangling with no attachment point, the leaf spring must be reattached. Look for a notch in the dryer frame and push the edge of the bracket into it. The tension of the belt will keep the pulley bracket in place. 5 Inspect the pulley bearing. Turn the pulley wheel by hand. If the wheel barely turns or does not turn at all, the bearing is bad. If the bearing is bad, remove the pulley bracket from the dryer. Unhook the spring and slide out the bracket. Add a few drops of bearing oil where the axle and the wheel meet. Do this on both sides. Turn the wheel by hand and if the bearing is salvageable, it will begin to turn freely after several turns. If it does not turn freely, the pulley wheel must be replaced. 6 Replace the pulley wheel by pulling the axle out with pliers. The axle is held in place by little notches on the wheel bracket. Slightly lift the axle and pull it straight out. Replace the pulley wheel and push the axle back into place. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime

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    Jim
    November 30, 2017
    Drum stopped spinning. Control panel still works. Belt is in fact. Drum spins manually. Is it the motor?
    For model number MED9700SB0
    Hi Jim, Thank you for your question. Where the drum is not spinning, I would check the motor and I would check the idler pulley that the belt goes on to see to see which parts are causing the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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        Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
        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.
        • Kelly from Aptos, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          279787
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        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.
        • Keith L. from San Diego, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          279787
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        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.
        • Mark from Maple Valley, WA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          279787
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        Unit not spent
        Just replaced part
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        dryer did not run
        remove top, front, drum, fan fan housing, replace motor
        • Gerald from STATE COLLEGE, PA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          279787
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