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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer 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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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft - 120V 60Hz
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
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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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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  • Kelly from Aptos, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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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.
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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)
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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.
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  • Mark from Maple Valley, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Just replaced part
Other Parts Used:
Blower Wheel Blower Housing Seal Drive Belt Idler Pulley
  • Boonkham from SMYRNA, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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dryer did not run
remove top, front, drum, fan fan housing, replace motor
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  • Gerald from STATE COLLEGE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ronald
January 31, 2023
When I start my dryer it sometimes starts slow as if it is to heavy to turn the basket, it also hums a bit while it’s trying to turn.
For model number MED9700SB0
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Hello Ronald, Thank you for writing. We suggest checking the Idler Pulley and Belt for wear or damage. If they are good, you may have a faulty Drive Motor. We hope this information helps!

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Ammon
June 20, 2023
My dryer has had a dead spot for 3 years. If I would give the drum a 1/4 turn it would fire right up. Yesterday, I smelled a bad burnt smell. The dryer now only runs if it runs for 10 seconds, then stops. Would it be just the motor that has gone bad?
For model number GGW9200LW1
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Hi Ammon, thank you for writing in. Our research has found that the issue is either the Drive Belt, part number PS11722115 or the Drive Motor with Threaded Shaft, part number PS334287. We have also included videos to assist you with your repair. 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
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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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