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Whirlpool Dryer Motor Problem


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#1 paulhurm

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

I have a Whirlpool LEQ9858LWO cloths dryer. The motor is nearly siezed up and is very hard to turn even with wrenches on each end.

 

I have removed the motor and it is on my bench. I have blown and wiped it as clean as I can get it.

The part info on the motor itself is S58NXMZK-6925. Part number 8538262.

 

Can this motor possibly just need some lubrication and if so where to you lube and with what weight / type of oil or other lube product?

 

I'm really hoping to avoid the cost of having to buy a replacement, even used.

 

TIA for any thoughts and help.

 

Paul
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#2 Scottthewolf

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nope, a  dryer motor cannot be lubed again, because the bearings are sealed.  You will need to replace it.

 

That part number subs to part number 279827.

 

http://www.repaircli...tNumber=8538262


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:40 PM

I had kind of reached that conclusion after I looked more closely just a while ago. I didn't see any obvious places to add any kind of lube.

 

Looks like I will be searching for a replacement.  I know of a couple used parts places locally that I may have some luck.

 

Thanks for the assistance!

 

Paul






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