The plastic part that attaches to the motor between the motor and the pulley burned out. This is a brand new motor I purchased in Feb, 2011. Is this common and is the motor under warranty? It also burned up the belt. How do you replace the pulley?
Answer Hello William! The motor pulley W10299847 will include the clear plastic part. If you purchased the motor 279827, if ordered with us will have a one year parts warranty for replacement if the item becomes defective. Your belt part number is 341241. You can get installation instructions from our free repair forum at http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/ . Thanks!
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If i am replacing the idler pulley, do i need to replace the plastic nut attached to the pulley motor?
Answer Hello Lebron,
If your model number is LEQ8858JQ1, the plastic thing by the motor pulley prevents the belt from jumping the pulley onto the motor shaft. It is necessary and problems will be experienced without it. It is not available without the complete motor assembly 279827.
Our dryer starter squeaking a couple weeks ago so we bought a the rear felt strip that goes on the drum because it looked worn out, and paint on the metal rear wall of dryer looks like it had started to rub off too. Installed but dryer still squeaks, also found plastic ring, looks like it is melted, that used to go around shaft of drive motor, is this part important and what does it do, will it help in getting rid of squeak and if not, any suggestions of where squeak may be coming from and how to get rid of it. Thanks in advance.
Answer Ben, There's not a lot to do about the worn surface of the bulkhead, you do want to check and make sure its not a deposit of softener or debris from the clothes and tumbling action. The "plastic ring" covering the motor shaft isn't essential to the operation, but it is a guard to keep the belt from wrapping or damaging the motor. Now the squeak and the damaged guard would be due to a worn idler pulley 691366 and or belt 691366 both components should be replaced. You should also remove and clean and lubricate the rear drum rollers and shafts 349241T with a dry rag and lube the rollers with a couple of drops of turbine oil TJ93240.