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#21 Elvis

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:24 PM

both old and new have a terminal block (male) that accepts the block hanging off the wiring harness ...

 

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:31 PM

NO! ... the replacement they gave me is a part number 8539556 ... the sears website gives this part number for the motor 279787 (3395654).  Looks like I gotta rip it back out and take back tomorrow to swap for right part.  Motor looks the same except for where winding attaches to term block ... old one has insulated lead from windings to the block ... new one just has the windings to a spade terminal attached directly to block...that shouldnt make a diff tho.

 

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

Don't go rushing back...it's the same motor. Put the number (8539556) into the link at the top of the page and you'll see what I mean.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:04 PM

[user=2587]Elvis[/user] wrote:

NO! ... the replacement they gave me is a part number 8539556 ... the sears website gives this part number for the motor 279787 (3395654).


8539556 is RepairClinic's internal part number for the Whirlpool part number, 3395654. Same, exact, genuine Whirlpool part.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:43 AM

darn ... thought that was too easy ... gonna try swapping the old motor back in to see if it acts like it used to with horrible buzzing and strenuous start ... it is a dead solder right now .. have checked the above suggested and all is good.  Many thanks on the part ref.  Meatheaded Elvis did not cross numbers on your site ... just trusted Sears.com (hanging head in shame). 

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:44 AM

OK gurus ... I am at a loss ... have swapped old motor unit back in ... put door housing (without the drum / belt so I can reach thru to activate belt switch).  Plugged into power.  Now old unit is dead soldier.  Here is what I know.  There is power to wall and to block in dryer (120 betwn comm / each hot leg, 240 betwn hots).  I have 120 to motor, 120 to heating elements.  The thermal fuse is good and shows continuity.  I have timer activation when I raise the belt switch till it clicks ... can hear the timer go on and start going.  I have a good push to start switch ... it shows open until pressed and then continuity when pressed ... there is 120 there that is passed on when sw. pressed.  Only thing I cant figure is a small circuit board to the right of the timer.  Has 5 contacts.  4 on left of board and and 1 on the right of board (when viewed from the bottom of the board) ... I pulled this and gently cleaned the contacts with an eraser.  No difference and either motor acts like it is not getting power but my multimeter says different.

I'm lost ... any ideas?  Classic symptoms of bad motor but when replaced ... nothing ... really nothing ... a veritable wasteland of emptiness.  Deep space makes more noise except for the gentle, soothing whirrr of the timer device ... NADA!  Now nothing with old motor too.  Am about to make a great funural pyre...  I'm thinking that it would make an excellent smoker ... Have some pork shoulder that would do well on a banked fire ... 250 for about 3 or 4 hours .... HELP!

 

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:54 AM

Suspect that plug in circuit board is the ETC board that advances the timer, would not keep the motor from running.  I would be looking real careful at the wire harness that plugs into the motor.  That might have been your original problem with the old motor??   Ohm out every wire from end to end and see which wire or contact has lost its mojo....
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:14 AM

will try that next before getting the matches ... thanx peg
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