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    Default Rewiring for dryer motor 279787

    I really need help. I am a single mom and decided to change my dryer motor myself to save money. The model# to my Kenmore Elite dyer is 110.97721700. The old part # for the motor is 8538263 but the replacement part # is 279787 and unfortunately it looks completely different than the old one and I have no idea where the two blue wires from the belt switch go on the new motor. I have tried the internet and youtube and even went to an electrician's store and they could not help me. I have the instructions but the pictures are black and white and I cannot tell what goes where. I was hoping someone could PLEASE help me! This is my last hope! I have included a photo with both the old and the new motor. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance.

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    Thank you but the motor is not a match. I appreciate it though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenderell22 View Post
    Thank you but the motor is not a match. I appreciate it though!
    Sure is.

    part # is 279787
    Whirlpool Dryer 279787 Motor Change
    Rewiring for dryer motor 279787-drive-motor-279787-00858785-jpg LINK> Dryer drive motor



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    Yes but there are different versions to this motor. The one in the YouTube video is identical to the old motor. In my case, the new motor is not identical and I need to do some rewiring. I have the instructions but cannot for the life of me figure them out. They are black and white and not great quality. The overload protector on the new one only has one connection and the old one had two. The new one has a black wire connected to it already so I have no idea where to connect the blue one.

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    In my case, the new motor is not identical
    It should be the same!
    Where did you get the motor from?
    Can you take the instructions, old motor and new motor to local appliance repair shop and ask then to help figure out the wiring?!

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    I bought it on amazon and the electricians said it is the right motor but I have to rewire.

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    This here appears to be what comes with the motor.

    Is this copy any better?

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    Hey Jeff, thank you so much for all your help and the pics are better but still does not tell me what exactly to do. Should I put a better pic up of the new motor? I took the motor to a local shop and they said I had the right motor but they had no idea what corrections I needed to make.

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