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Part #346744

Replaced by #279827
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Manufacturer substitution
This part replaces 346744. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
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Part Information

Helpful DIY instructions: Installation guide with video.

Special details: Before you replace motor 279827, check for a blown thermal fuse on electric dryers or a failed door switch on gas and electric dryers.

This drive motor (part number 279827) is for dryers.

Drive motor 279827 turns the drive belt that spins the dryer drum.

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Reviews

1-8 of 40 reviews
Bill
MichiganReviews 1Votes 0
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• 1 month ago
Bill• 1 month ago
Easy replacement - 1997 Kenmore 80 Series

Dropped in and worked. Quality looks fine. Hopefully it will last 25 years like the original did. The install videos on the Sears website are very helpful. The hardest part is getting the spring clips back on.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
Sears Home Services • 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your great rating! We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct and hope you recommend us to your friends and family.

Rick S
NJReviews 1Votes 0
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• 9 months ago
Rick S• 9 months ago
Replacement

Replacement for original fits and works as good as original. Follow all directions and if needed review videos online. Great help.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
Sears Home Services • 9 months ago

Thank you for sharing your great rating! We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct and hope you recommend us to your friends and family

Glo76
MsReviews 1Votes 0
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• 9 months ago
Glo76• 9 months ago
Works Great

Easy and fast to install, happy I did not have to buy a new dryer.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
MSO Offline • 9 months ago

We are so thrilled you had a 5-star experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct for your part needs!

Steve
FloridaReviews 1Votes 0
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• 10 months ago
Steve• 10 months ago
Pretty easy repair of Whirlpool Dryer

The new motor installed very easily. The tricky part was getting the blower fan off the old motor. Found a video where someone used a set of channel locks and a pry bar to break the fan loose. Other than that it was very easy.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
MSO offline • 10 months ago

Thank you for sharing your great rating! We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct and hope you recommend us to your friends and family.

stoney
Merrill, WI.Reviews 2Votes 0
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• 10 months ago
stoney• 10 months ago
Easy to install

It Was easy to install but you do need to take the drum out so you can take off the blower fan from the back of the motor

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
CS_Offline • 10 months ago

Thank you for sharing your great rating! We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct and hope you recommend us to your friends and family.

Bob P.
PhiladelphiaReviews 1Votes 0
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• 10 months ago
Bob P.• 10 months ago
Buy this OEM motor first!

I originally bought a replacement motor from Amazon. Part of my motivation to purchase the 3rd party motor was it shipped to me next day with prime and was $30 cheaper. We’ll after 3 weeks this Amazon motor died on me and I was down again.

I purchased this motor and swapped it out and immediately I noticed how much more quiet the OEM motor was compared to the 3rd party. My dryer is back and we are all happy not to shell out $800 for a new replacement dryer!

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
CS Offline • 10 months ago

We are so thrilled you had a 5-star experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct for your part needs!

wordseeker38
West VirginiaReviews 1Votes 0
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• 1 year ago
wordseeker38• 1 year ago
Exactly what I needed

Ordered with my part number. Came quickly even right before Christmas. Placed in my dry and Praise the Lord it fixed it.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
CS offline • 1 year ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! We are happy to see that you had a great experience. Thank you for your business!

mdln
Cleveland, OhioReviews 1Votes 0
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• 1 year ago
mdln• 1 year ago
Perfect fit

Easy to install, and was the right part for my old dryer.

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