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Whirlpool Dryer Motor Problem

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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.




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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!



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