Looks as if they do the same thing, the housing is a bit different as original looks like it was altered to make it mount properly, plug is same, basic shape/size is same. Just hoping they work the same. Sears parts dept. said initially that they always recommend parts be replaced with the exact same part, but didn't seem to know anything about tech. Asked directly if it would work, she said "no" but I still don't believe her - seems they just wanted the $70 some for that tiny motor.