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Whirlpool Dryer 279787 Motor Change

A tip for changing a Whirlpool ( some Kenmore ) dryer motor. The manufacturer has replaced part number 3395654 with this item, part number 279787.

A copy from a posting...

**I'm having the exact same issue with this motor. Kenmore Model # 110.67902791 w/ motor 3995654. Bought replacement motor 279787. New motor looks identical to old motor except it has the bare motor leads, just as mentioned in a previous post. I hooked everything up just like it was before and nothing happens. I've checked everything I know to check, but can't figure it out. Did anyone ever get this scenario figured out?**

I tried the motor on a dryer that I had in my shop. Reference model ( Kenmore ) C110.8453291

The original motor - click here

Close up of the original motor and motor wire plug - click here

The new motor - click here

Without making any changes to the wires I unplugged the wire plug from the old motor and plugged it directly to the new motor. The new motor was dead when I tried it - click here

Here is what I had to do. Since my test dryer did not have the belt broken switch, I ignored the section that talked about "the wires from the interrupter/belt switch".

I did notice the old motor had a wire going to the thermal overload switch that the new motor did not have - click here

So I removed the blue wire from the old motor and installed it on the new motor in the same position - click here

With the wire transferred over to the new motor, I plugged the wire harness/plug onto the new motor and it fired right up when I pushed the start button :-)


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