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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2012, 07:46:21 AM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »
APP did their part. Up to the trucking company now.
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2012, 02:02:16 PM »
OK here is my result; Parts ordered arrived in a crazy fast way via fedex ground less than 24 hours after placing the order online with APP. To APP I award a triple AAA+ for selling and delivery OEM parts.  ;D O0 The dryer motor is an FSP OEM part and it popped right in place with a however... :tickedoff:

To Whirlpool and or FSP I award a DDD- due to the following issue; Although the motor is an almost perfect match regarding electrical connections and function the length os the shaft on the squirrell cage (blower side) is aproximately 2 mm too long!!!! >:( The problem with a shaft being to long is ... any guess'?

Let me splain. Once mounted with blower wheel attached the exhaust vent assembly (you know the one with the lint filter in it) presses against the wheel impeding free rotation thereby creating friction which causes the motor to over work and also a lot of noise.  ::)

Any ideas / experience with this? I currently have super glued 6 1mm thick washers (2 each behind 3 screws) to the motor mount cage behind the blower wheel (vent channell). :2funny:

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2012, 02:30:33 PM »
There are two different motors Whirlpool uses for the kemore dryers.....yours should be part number 279787.  Maybe they sent you a 279827 instead which is the motor used if the blower wheel is in the back of machine.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2012, 02:40:31 PM »
Have a parts book on my desk and the 279827 blower shaft is 1/8 inch longer than the 279787.  You need the 279787 which is the dryer with blower wheel in front of machine.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2012, 03:15:06 PM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2012, 03:18:27 PM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2012, 03:25:01 PM »
There are two different motors Whirlpool uses for the kemore dryers.....yours should be part number 279787.  Maybe they sent you a 279827 instead which is the motor used if the blower wheel is in the back of machine.

Great. that would explain it! The motor I received is 279827 which is what I ordered  :embarassed: and what came up on the click through from the original picture link posted here... The look the same and it is in and working so what's the harm given the other motor from APP is twice the price?  :thinking:

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2012, 03:28:03 PM »
Have a parts book on my desk and the 279827 blower shaft is 1/8 inch longer than the 279787.  You need the 279787 which is the dryer with blower wheel in front of machine.

I see that, but the one I have in there now is basicly the same motor, same connector and is mounted and working so what's the downfall if any to sayin my bad but it's functional and safe?

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2012, 03:33:14 PM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2012, 03:37:28 PM »
AnnesLimo

Joebeef is correct on the part number for your model.

I never looked up your model number before to see what motor it used.
I simply used the part number tgoods posted before me.

I don't believe tgoods looked it up either and he was just using a common part number for the whirlpool dryer motors in his post.

Anyway I can see where such a mix up could take place with that being the case. It's always best to use your model number to look up and order the correct part.

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I see that, but the one I have in there now is basicly the same motor, same connector and is mounted and working so what's the downfall if any to sayin my bad but it's functional and safe?

I have no experience with installing the other motor in a different model dryer like you did, but I don't see why there would be any safety issues with it.

If another tech knows of any safety issues with him using this motor in that model dryer please let us know.

On the bright side it is the cheaper of the two motors. :)

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2012, 03:49:26 PM »
I've been put those motors in for customers for years haven't had no safety issues and customers love paying less for the motor

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2012, 04:18:05 PM »
I've been put those motors in for customers for years haven't had no safety issues and customers love paying less for the motor

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So how do you compensate for th 1/8" difference?

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2012, 04:22:35 PM »
I just bend motor bracket back a little!

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2012, 04:44:17 PM »
I just bend motor bracket back a little!

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Hmm, I'll have to look at that option. Seems like the cage is prett rigid and there are 3 mounting screws for the squirrel cage. I am likely to stay with the wahers / spacers

 

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