Rewiring for dryer motor 279787

Rewiring for dryer motor 279787

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    Have you tried plugging the motor plug from the dryer into the new motor and seeing what happens....just lay the motor on the base.

    but still does not tell me what exactly to do
    Did you determine...

    Determine which type Broken Belt Switch connector the dryer
    has. See Figure 1A and Figure 1B.

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    I just saw this response Jeff, had no idea you had commented back. Is there a way to try the motor without putting everything back together?

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    Sure, just set the motor on the base beside the old motor area and plug the wire harness onto the new motor. If the wires are off of the front panal and door switch, just isolate them and tape them together to act like the dryer door is closed...I find it easier to leave the wires on the door switch and just lay the front panal beside the dryer. Prop the idler pulley up to trip the belt broken switch, plug the dryer in and turn the dryer on to see what happens.

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    I'll probably screw this up but I'll give it a shot...lol

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    Keep us posted.

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    Default It seems that you need a wire with a narrower flag style connector

    Dear Wenderell22,

    I am answering a year later, you may have already repaired your dryer.
    If you had, please confirm if my answer is right to help other people with the same problem.

    I saw in the manual link provided by jeff1 that you need another kind of connector, a flag style that looks just like the one in the broken belt switch. It is narrower than the original one.

    I can not see well in your photo if the pin that is above the wire that you already connected, comes from the thermal switch.
    If that is the case, that is the pin, and you need to buy either an already assembled wire with that connector, or build one buying the flag style terminal in one side and the standard straight connector that goes in the broken belt switch. make it of the same length and try to get a blue one to keep it consistent with the diagram.

    I hope that you had not disposed your old motor yet, I cleaned well mine and lubed with wd40 (to avoid grease that collects dust) and worked for a little more time. It can save you at least to dry a full charge of the washing machine.

    I had the same failure, but the new motor seems too expensive to me, taking into account the price of a new dryer and the fact that the new motor is made in Mexico, where I live, and is more expensive (About $190usd at current exchange rate) than buying the same motor exported to the USA. (It is sold in the USA imported from Mexico in about $130 in some stores, but they don't ship to Mexico or the shipment is too expensive)

    I also saw some comments in Amazon, complaining that the new motors just work for one year. But they don't specify exactly which version they bought.

    I saw that the motor that you bought, cost about $50, almost a 1/3 of the price of the "original". But I have not seen it yet in Mexico.

    Please comment your experience, is it reliable?
    Had it stopped to work?
    Can you tell the exact data in the label please.

    I must warn you, that I am not an expert, I am only a humble DIY, not always success in repairing my appliances. But I like to try and learned a lot, by trial and error.

    I saw that you broke your vent, don't trust in the videos of the guy wearing shorts, he enjoys to break the parts, there are other videos that try to do more conservative repairs.
    Last edited by Handy; 06-04-2018 at 08:11 PM.

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