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Drive Motor with Pulley

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PartSelect Number PS334304
Manufacturer Part Number 279827
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Drive Motor with Pulley Specifications

This motor fits most Whirlpool incorporated dryer brands before 1996. NOTE: Pulley is NOT available separately.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Will not tumble | Noisy | Shuts off too soon
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Range.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper.
Part# 279827 replaces these:
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Kyle
January 11, 2018
My dryer has been increasingly difficult to start over the last few weeks. Now it won't start at all. When i set the timer and press the button to start it there's a humming sound as if it's trying to start. If i hold the start button long enough it will "time out" for a few minutes before i can try again. This is also accompanied by a burning smell. I'm assuming it has something to do with the motor or pulley, but i'm not sure. Any advice would be great!
For model number LER3634EW1
Hi Kyle, Thank you for the question. This sounds like an issue with the Drive Motor with Pulley.There is a switch on the motor(not sold separately) that sounds to be defective. Hope this helps!

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Phil
October 31, 2017
My electric dryer motor, part 279827, locked up, bearings going bad. I have two older dryer motors, slightly different plug setup but basically same motor and setup. Installed the older of the two, possibly from a gas dryer, and the dryer runs fine, heats, does all it should, except it runs the drum at way too high an rpm, more like a centrifuge than a tumble, and clothes don't dry. I have a second spare older motor and it says it runs at 1725 rpm. I have no idea what the original 279827 motor ran at, no one seems to care or list what rpm the motor runs at. Does anyone here know or can look that bit of data up? I can order a replacement motor of the same kind but would like for now to get the dryer working with one of these older compatible motors, if i can just figure out the rpm issue.
Hi Phil, Thank you for the question. The motor 279827 is 1/3 HP, 1725 RPM. Hope this helps!

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Efrem
February 8, 2018
Dryer, no heat, tumbles fine. All lint removed from dryer and near the fan, replaced thermostat, thermal fuse, hi-temp fuse, heating element, timer is good, and the power is good. The other parts tester fine for continuity and resistance. Is it possible that the motor switch is bad?
For model number MEDC400VW0
Hi Efrem, Thank you for your question. The motor actually would not have much to do with your appliance heating. You have listed all of the parts that do. So one of those parts cannot be working correctly, even if you believe that your test showed the part was fine. For the parts that you have replaced with new ones, it is most likely not those parts. You may have to look at your timer again. You might also want to take a look at your door switch. It could be that your appliance does not believe the door is closed so it will not start up correctly. The only other thing would be the wiring itself. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Kevin
November 5, 2018
Dryer still heats and tumbles. But making loud squeezing sound. I think the bearing is going bad
For model number Wed5100vq0
Hello Kevin, Thank you for the question. For a squeezing sounds we recommend checking for wear on the following parts. Rear Drum Support Roller Kit-Part Number: PS347627, Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"- Part Number: PS346995, Drum Felt Seal- Part Number: PS8691753, Two-Piece Split Ring Bearing-Part Number: PS334199, Drum Support Roller Shaft - Right Side-Part Number: PS11753705, Seal and Bearing-Part Number: PS11773177 and the Idler Pulley Assembly- Part Number: PS11743765.Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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Steve
November 23, 2017
When i push the start button the drum spins very slow until the clothes start to move then slowly picks up speed. Sometimes i even have to help speed n the drum to get it started spinning fast enough that it will keep goin. What could be wrong?
For model number 11062622101
Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. The first parts that I would suggest you check would be your belt, rollers, and your pulley. It could be that one of those sets of parts has just worn down and simply needs to be replaced. If all of those parts are fine however, you may need to look into your motor being the issue. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Brett
December 5, 2017
My drier will run for about 1.5 - 2 minutes before shutting off. Once it is hot, it takes several minutes before it will start again for another 1.5 - 2 minutes. I have replaced the thermal fuse and thermostat internal bias. Could it be another sensor or perhaps the motor?
For model number LGR4634BQ1
Hello Brett, Thank you for your inquiry. I would advise checking the high limit thermostat part# 279048 and your coils part# 279834. You can do so with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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Rita
October 9, 2019
Hello i have a gas dryer. I am replacing the motor. I noticed on the one i received it says 120/60, 6.0 a and the one that is in my dryer that i am replacing is 115 / 60, 5.9 a. Does that matter? It's the only motor that came up.
For model number LGC7848DQO
Hello Rita, thank you for your question. Those numbers do not matter. This Drive Motor with Pulley part number PS334304 is the correct replacement for your model. Good luck with your repair!

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Paul
October 14, 2019
Dryer will start and run for a very short time. By holding in the start button it will continue to run to end of selected cycle with good heat. Thermal cut off, operating thermostat, and hi limit thermostats have been replaced. The only other thing i can think of that could cause this is the latching circuit that allows the motor to continue running without the start switch contacts being engaged. Is that located on the motor? The wiring diagram shows some sort of switch (solenoid?) labeled 3M, 4m, 5m and 6m. The door switch works properly as nothing will start/run with the door open. The timer system seems to work properly as long as the start switch is held in.
For model number WED4815EW1
Hello Paul, thank you for writing. This is likely due to a faulty Push-to-Start Switch, part number PS11748542 for your model. It is located furthest to the right in behind the Control Panel, behind the knob. Good luck with your repair!

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Bret
March 28, 2019
Wash cloth slipped out of the drum & got tangled in the motor. Replaced support rollers but now dryer won't start. All switches & fuses tested ok with multimeter. Is the motor shot?
For model number NED4655EW0
Hello Bret, thank you for inquiring. You may want to replace the Drive Motor with Pulley part PS334304, or it could be either the Internal-Bias Thermostat part PS11741405 or Multi Rib Belt part PS346995 preventing it from starting. We hope this helps.

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Tom
January 15, 2018
How to test motor for no heat condition
For model number LER4634JQ1
Hi Tom, Thank you for the question. You will need to test the connectors with a multi meter to check for continuity. Hope this helps!

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Wife told me Dryer would make a funny sound, then stop + had an a funny smell as well. The Electric motor that drove the unit was overheating and locking up, It was time to be replace.
The best part of my repair was I had everything back in service in 3 days. And one of these days was to consider just buying a new dryer. Had parts overnited and all parts fit and easy to replace.

1) Removed back - 6 screws
2) Removed dryer vent - 2 screws on top, 3 on bottom
3) Popped the top open
4) Removed Front of dryer cabinet - 2 screws
5) Removed Belt
6) Removed Drum
7) Cleaned up all lint
8) Pop off motor retainers front and back
Here is the tricky part for me.
9) Removed vent fan on back of motor.
I did not know that the back of the fan was square, and you could put an open ended wrench on it to hold it while you also have a vice grip on the front motor shaft. Then its a simple left to loosey operation. I first tryed to turn the fan blade to take it off, but proved to be to tight.
10) Repeat backwards to reassemble

While I had it apart I also replaced the Drum support rollers & Installed a new belt. Not that diffucult of a repair Good Luck, was certainly better than buying a new one at + $300.00 at Black Friday rates.
  • Mark from Fremont, NE
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    349241T, 341241, 279827
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Make humming noise when pressing start button. Would not start
After looking on the website for advice I walked throught the simple steps of disassembling the front, removing the drum, removed the back, disconnected the wire harness. Then removed the blower housing in the back. The blower, mounted on the back side of the motor was very tight. I used a pipe wrench wedged in place and help by my 10 year old Grand-daughter while I used an adjustable wrench to turn the shaft on the front of the motor. Spun the blower off, removed the two clips holding the motor. Then reversed the process when I received the new motor. Care should be taken to avoid damaging the blower fan if a lot of pressure is required.
  • James from Moscow, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    279827
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Dryer would stop running after several minutes. Once cooled it would start again. Motor worn out and binding.
Remove back cover
Raise top
Remove filter assembly
Remove front cover and drum

Tip: Use an end wrench on the fan and another on the pully shaft of the motor to remove fan from motor prior to removing motor from cradle.

Vacuum everything while disassembled

Remember to take your time and not force anything and this will go smooth.
  • Angela from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP22002263, 349241T, 341241, 279827
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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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had to replace the motor
Follow the advice given in the partsselect website. However, while removing the blower, my hand slipped into the housing and cut my thumb. Connected the wires to the junction box on the motor but didn't realize that the contacts would hit the drum when reinstalled. The original junction box was at a 90 degree rotation relative to the new box. When trying to test the breaker tripped. Using the multitester I found out that I burned out the thermal fuse, and froze the door switch. I replace both those parts and started the dryer and could hear a grinding sound. Inspection revealed that the housing of the motor was rubbing against the drum. Removing the drum yet again, I rotated the housing and replaced the drum. The dryer was finally working well.
  • charles from parker, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    279827
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Motor humming- drum would not turn
Followed the simple directions provided. Suggest dis-assembling the dryer before ordering the parts as it was then I discovered that the idler wheel was bad and the belt was cracking. The idler wheels should be replaced in pairs. When the unit is dis-assembled is an excellent opportunity to vacuum out the lint from all of the interior areas of the dryer. The new motor wiring was different from the old motor. The instructions should be more clear as the old motor wires were not marked. There were two red wires and two black wires in the motor wire harness. Since I have prior experience with motors I was be to determine which of the red and black wires were the primary power leads - someone with less experience may have a problem with this. Suggest changing one wire at a time and install the motor in the motor mount until the wires have been installed.
  • Douglas from ELVERSON, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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Dryer would quit before the end of the cycle
My wife reported that the dryer was not working. I checked it and it seemed to work fine. This went on for about a month or two. Every time I checked it, it started just fine.

Well, she threatened to go buy a new dryer, I took her more seriously. I thought perhaps a thermal protection was the cause. But when I dug into it, I learned that when those trip out, they are permanent (have to be replaced).

I finally noticed loud humming sound the motor made at start-up, when it failed to start turning on one occasion and eventually tripped out the motors thermal protection.

I ordered the new drive motor form PartSelect.com.

Replacing the motor was fairly easy if you like to take stuff apart. One thing that I had not anticipated was that the two foam gaskets on the exhaust duct were dry rotted. I went to my local part supplier to get them. They did not have them in stock. :( While I was there, I asked how much the motor was, they wanted $50 more than PartSelect.com :D

I put it back together without the new gaskets, and it runs like new. I ordered the gaskets from PartSelect and will add them when they arrive.

My wife is happy again, she can bust out the laundry in one day; it had been taking here all weekend.

I learned to take her at her word.
  • Ernest from Beaumont, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    279827
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Push start and the motor would hum.
**** Remove power cord from the wall****

As said earlier, you will need to lift the top. Drop the two screws holding the lint shoot and pop the top by sliding a screw driver into the corner on the front. Lif tthe top and rest against the wall behid the unit. remove the two (4 total) screws at the top and bottom of the front door assembly.
Place sometin under the front portion of the drum. At this point you'll see the need to clean everything! :) Slide the belt off and around the drum, (take note of the routing it takes.) Remove the drum by gently pulling it towards you. Set it aside. Clean more. :) (It is nice to have a vacuum handy.) At this point you really need to get to the rear of the system. So I tipped the top back down, and spun it around. Removed the rear panel and cleaned some more. (15 years of a lot of lint in there!) Then you'll need to remove the rear cover on the left side, covering the blower impeller. Get read for a whole lot of debris. Vacuum again. So now you have the motor exposed in the front and rear. You need to remove the impeller by turning that clockwise to loosen it. The trick is holding the shaft in place from the front at the same time. I used an old rag and wedged it into the impeller edges and worked it around until it jamed up. Once the rag was wedged pretty good, I went back to the front spun the shaft. Then you can remove the impeller by hand. Vacuum more. You may get by without having to remove the lint shoot completely, but I did just to clean it up more. I did have to remove two screws in the upper corner near the top of the lint shoot. (Basically the hold the back in place.) I took a few notes at this point about the wiring harness. Used a heavier screw driver (standard), You can push down on the clips that hold the old motor in place. Then work it out the front. Clean more. The new motor is not an exact replacement slightly differnt but the instructions with it were ok. Follow them for the correct wiring. You will need to remove one wire and cut and recrimp a spade lug or two. I used ty-wraps to secure the lines back in place. Look closely at the diagrams and make sure you set the motor down in the same direction the instructions say, if you twist it slightly it will sorta lock in place where it needs to be. Re-install the hold down clips to the front and rear of the motor. Clean up your impeller, and reinstall it too. Then basically reassemble the dryer...tracing your steps backwards. This isn't really difficult, it just takes time and as you can see, you will/should clean as you go !
  • Doug from Manitowoc, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    279827
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Motor would not turn
1) Removed top of dryer
2) removed belt and drum
3) removed front of dryer
4) popped clips holding down motor
5) unscrewed rear fan from motor (by exposing and holding fan)
6) changed motor
7) changed support rollers and idler pully
8) reassemled dryer
  • Christopher from bellerose, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP691366, 349241T, 341241, 279827
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How to un-screw the blower fan!
The dryer motor quit working. Learned, if you are changing one that is old, get the blower wheel fan too! I could not break mine loose from the motor shaft, and had to bust it off.

To un-screw the blower wheel fan from the motor shaft: from the front of the dryer, grab the plastic fan on the back of the motor with an adjustable wrench, and the motor shaft on the front of the motor with vice grips. Turn the motor shaft CLOCKWISE holding the fan still to un-screw the fan. If you have to remove the pulley, grab the shaft and turn the pulley COUNTERCLOCKWISE with a wrench.

Just make sure to pay attention to the orientation of the new motor in the instructions. If you match the old motor, it will not fit. It is all spelled out in the directions.
  • Tim from Fremont, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    341241, 279827
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