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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
If the switch is deformed I would not fool with it ( fire hazard)
what is more important $100 or your family and home
go to a local repair shop or someone who scraps appiances and get a used motor if possible.
Have been repairing appliances for 25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor so they are
usually in very good condition used, just check the switch to be sure it is good.
Fooling with a bad switch is not a good practice as dryers have lint in them and a fire is always possible.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 07:36:27 PM »
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25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor


Seriously?  I just checked and have bought 62 279827 dryer motors since 2003.  Averaging about 7 a year not counting other dryer motor part numbers.  Probably threw away at least 60 perfectly good motor switches, too.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 08:33:58 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

Or try to get a used motor from eBay.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

Or try to get a used motor from eBay.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 09:12:49 PM »
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=936530n

Funny you say that as I usually always keep the old parts around forever and never throw away something I think I may find a use for at a later date. That said I replaced this motor in 2008 and I believe I just cleared out my old parts pile when I made a scrap run last year.

I'd have to say though; I am not sure it would be wise to use an old part like this unless you were able to do a thorough inspect and tune. This particular switsh is easy to disect and repair if you had new parts available but like tuning an older car I'd want new contacts et.. to feel confident about it.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 09:22:51 PM »
If the switch is deformed I would not fool with it ( fire hazard)
what is more important $100 or your family and home
go to a local repair shop or someone who scraps appiances and get a used motor if possible.
Have been repairing appliances for 25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor so they are
usually in very good condition used, just check the switch to be sure it is good.
Fooling with a bad switch is not a good practice as dryers have lint in them and a fire is always possible.

The switch itself is not deformed but a component inside the switch is. I do not disagree with you about the value of peace of mind for $100 but like my previous comparison I would not replace an entire distributer in a car just to fix a worn rotor and points. This switch is exactly like a car distributer if we viewed the centrifical clutch lever as a rotor and the brass contact arms as points.

Seems like such a waste to toss out a perfectly fine motor (car engine) because of a bad switch (distributer). Given that view I would venture to say why not just toss the whole dryer instead of replacing the drive motor?

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

Or try to get a used motor from eBay.

or help support our site and buy it from one of our appliance parts affiliates.



WHIRLPOOL 279827 Dryer Drive Motor, AP3094245




I assume this part is not the OEM FSP motor correct? Ihave found many of the aftermarket motors around the web for $49-$100+. The OEM FSP units run $99-$275. The motor I installed in 2008 was an aftermarket and here I am again... My youngest duaghter is severly handicapped austistic so our machines get probably 3 times the use of a "normal family of 5. To me it's worth the extra $$ to get OEM especially since I just went through this with the heating element 6 months ago.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 09:53:02 PM »
I assume this part is not the OEM FSP motor correct?
did you click on the picture ?

Dryer Drive Motor $ 77
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 05:08:02 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2012, 06:07:49 AM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2012, 06:31:25 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2012, 06:50:19 AM »
The motor above IS FSP.
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2012, 07:08:49 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

Made by Whirlpool

There is no such thing as "made" by whirlpool on these motors. Whirlpool does not "make" there own components they are simply the assembly division of outsourced suppliers. The OEM supplier to whirlpool was FSP just like there is no such thing as "made" by kenmore.

If it's an FSP motor then it is OEM. If the motor is anything other than FSP it is aftermarket OEM spec. supplier touting the whirlpool name which means they simply pay for the rights to slap the name on a product after the whirlpool company stamps thier approval on the part. I hate to keep refering to cars but just like motorcraft is not allways made by Ford but is a labeled OEM part if you by champion spark plugs they are not "OEM".

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »
The motor above IS FSP.

Are you certain of this? If so then that price is by far the best I've seen. I am going to confirm the details and follow up...

 

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