Part Location Diagram of 279827 Whirlpool Drive Motor with Pulley
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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Pulley
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Drive Motor with Pulley 279827

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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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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Pulley

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Pulley
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Won’t Start | Drum Not Spinning | Will Not Start
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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The wiring on the new motor is not compatible with older motor (ours is over 30 years old) so we had to clip off old connectors and wire on new ones. There was only one motor clamp (should have read description more closely). The new one was difficult to put on. This would only be a one hour job if
Numbet one - unplugged the dryer. Then disassembled dryer (front panel, loosened vent from top panel and removed drum). Removed motor after carefully documenting wires and their corresponding numbers, along with pictures. Read directions several times to assure we understood process. Followed instructions for replacing connectors. Used pliers and screwdriver to install motor clips. This took numerous, patient attempts. We also had to partially remove the vent in order to reinstall the motor. Then replaced drum, front cover, reattached vent to top cover. Reattached outside vent hose. Plugged dryer in and tested it. Motor replacement worked fine and fixed the problem (squealing).
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Blower wheel Clamp-Motor Drive Motor with Pulley
  • CG from DEMING, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Dryer stopped spinning.
Followed the PartSelect instruction video.
Basically opened the dryer.
Took the drum out.
Took the broken motor out.
cleanned the dryer since I had everything opened.
Replaced motor, pulley, old belt.
My 20 years old dryer is running like brand new.
Other Parts Used:
Idler Pulley Assembly Clamp-Motor Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4" Drive Motor with Pulley
  • sherif from BARTONSVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Blower (fan) assembly and old model motor with different electrical connections
1 Vice grips are required to remove the fan/blower. Clamp on inside of dryer so you can remove the blower/fan assembly

Recommend 10" or larger 14" will definitely do the job

2. Blower/fan is reverse threaded when facing the back of the dryer. That is how I broke mine. Turn clockwise to loosen - feels very unnatural

3. If you have to replace the 5 & 6 electrical connectors, you have to have a barrel crimper for insulated terminals - IWISS SN-02C RATCHET TERMINAL CRIMPING PLIER TOOL, 24-14AWG is a good example
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Blower wheel Drive Motor with Pulley
  • Dana from RESTON, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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THE DRYER HAD A HUMMING NOISE THEN NOTHING KNOWING THE MOTOR HAD JUST BURNT OUT
PULLED THE DRYER APART TO GET TO THE MOTOR , REMOVED MOTOR , LOOKED FOR MODEL NUMBER OF DRYER AND DID RESEARCH ON WHERE TO BUY THE MOTOR AND BOUGHT FROM PARTS SELECT BECAUSE BOUGHT FROM THEM BEFORE
Other Parts Used:
Belt Drive Motor with Pulley
  • Wayne from Woodbridge, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Wrench set
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Bad motor noises
I had put in a new maintenance kit a year ago and it became obvious that my motor was not as healthy as it once was. So I got a new motor, (get a new blower fan too as you may destroy the old one to get it out). Replaced the motor and the maintenance kit now the dryer is like new
Other Parts Used:
Drum Support Roller Shaft - Right Side Dryer Blower wheel Blower Motor Shaft Seal Maintenance Kit Drive Motor with Pulley
  • David from CENTERVILLE, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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The original motor stopped working
Had to replace the rear felt seal and the motor. It was no problem to find videos on how to do both of these repairs. Took apart the appliance. When the parts came first replaced the drum rear felt seal and waited for the motor to be delivered. Then replaced the motor as per online instructions. Also went to Home Depot to buy a new flexible dryer tube since the old one had a few holes. It works perfectly again.
  • Robert from PFLUGERVILLE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Bad Motor, Would not start.
First unplug appliance, Remove dryer top and front. remove drum and belt. Two clamps hold motor in place. remove them and lint chute housing in rear, exposing the fan. Use vice grips to hold motor shaft behind belt pulley flat spot. Remove fan, it's reverse threads. A large adjustable wrench on plastic fan nut and spray lubricant if very tight. Place new motor next to old and switch wires over, crimp on new 1/8'' connectors. Remember the green ground wire may need an allen wrench. Put back drum,belt, lube the rollers and replace back cover, front, top.
  • Steve from S LAKE TAHOE, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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Motor failure
Followed the video instructions to replace motor, belt, and rollers (belt and rollers looked to be in ok shape, but as long as I had the thing open I figured I might as well). Fairly straightforward procedure. Trickiest parts were getting the rear roller clips in place and re-attaching the rear motor spring clip. Probably could've found a used dryer of comparable quality for less, but this was easier and more satisfying than moving dryers in and out of the basement.
Other Parts Used:
Rear Drum Support Roller Kit Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4" Drive Motor with Pulley
  • Sam from MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Mother was frozen up
I followed the video. So easy..
  • Dan from SYRACUSE, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Motor failure
Used this resource and others' advice -thank you . Make sure to disconnect power first. I had replaced the rollers and tensioner a week earlier due to squeaking, but mine was the rare one where squeaking meant motor failure, so I had to place another parts order. The dryer was 19 years old, and my blower wheel did not simply 'unscrew with reverse threads'. During removal the blower wheel's plastic deformed, so had to do like someone else did and cut the rear shaft with a reciprocating saw. Just be careful not to damage the bulkhead's built-in bracket that anchors the rear of the motor. I think it was a 13/16" wrench that fit the blower wheel and I forget the size for the pulley nut on the front of the motor, but I suggest a deep socket since it held well. My best advice when dealing with a motor replacement is to ensure the blower wheel wheel will separate successfully from the motor before placing your parts order should it be a stubborn removal. Good luck.
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Blower wheel SEAL Lint Trap Housing Seal Blower Motor Shaft Seal Front Top Lock Drive Motor with Pulley
  • James from COTTONWOOD, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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