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Dryer motor stopped working

My Maytag Dependable Care Quiet Plus motor quit working according to a repair tech. They are quoting me $380 to repair it which includes the motor. I have a friend who can install the motor but the repair shop will not sell me the motor. Where can I get a motor? I think $380 is steep, what are your thoughts?

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  • bcole May 13, 2009

    I just spoke to the repair tech who has agreed to let me purchase the motor for $187.50. This I can deal with. Now all I need is to locate a manual to help my friend install the motor. Does anyone know where I can find an online manual for the Maytag Dependable Care Quiet Plus II Heavy Duty Intellidry?

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I looked for a motor on-line, no luck.

The motors in this category of dryer are not what they used to be. It's not like just taking out an old 5x10 encapsulated dryer motor and installing a new one.

My guess is the reason we can't find one is the manufacturer forbids selling these to anyone but a licensed repair service.


If you take the dryer apart, you'll see what I mean.

$380 is hard to swallow, but I don't think you have many options here except to shop around for a better price.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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Effectively this part is not easy to find.

If you haven't purchased the motor yet, you can find the part here for $131: Two Speed Drive Motor (2 SPEED MTR & JUMPER KIT.

On the website you will also find diagrams and basic instructions.

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Posted on May 16, 2009

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