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    • Part Number: AP3094244
    • MFG Part Number: 279816
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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dryer motor was keeping squealing noise like bearing was going out. Took out motor and sprayed bearing with lubrication. Dryer come on run for maybe 2 minute with heating element then element goes out dryer keep run and maybe two minute later element try to come back on and dryer just stop working. I can wait for dryer to cool back down, then restart and it does the same thing over again.

Ronald for Model Number keye670bwh2

ANSWER Ronald, You're going to need to start with a new motor 279827 Even though you cleaned and lubed the bearings, the bearings overheat and seize up, or cause the thermal protector in the motor, to open, and the motor will need to cool down before it will start or run again. The thermal fuses in your dryer are a "one shot" component, once they open, they will not reset, and the dryer will do nothing, until the part is replaced. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, January 11, 2013

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