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Offline AnnesLimo

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 09:12:49 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=936530n

Funny you say that as I usually always keep the old parts around forever and never throw away something I think I may find a use for at a later date. That said I replaced this motor in 2008 and I believe I just cleared out my old parts pile when I made a scrap run last year.

I'd have to say though; I am not sure it would be wise to use an old part like this unless you were able to do a thorough inspect and tune. This particular switsh is easy to disect and repair if you had new parts available but like tuning an older car I'd want new contacts et.. to feel confident about it.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 09:22:51 PM »
If the switch is deformed I would not fool with it ( fire hazard)
what is more important $100 or your family and home
go to a local repair shop or someone who scraps appiances and get a used motor if possible.
Have been repairing appliances for 25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor so they are
usually in very good condition used, just check the switch to be sure it is good.
Fooling with a bad switch is not a good practice as dryers have lint in them and a fire is always possible.

The switch itself is not deformed but a component inside the switch is. I do not disagree with you about the value of peace of mind for $100 but like my previous comparison I would not replace an entire distributer in a car just to fix a worn rotor and points. This switch is exactly like a car distributer if we viewed the centrifical clutch lever as a rotor and the brass contact arms as points.

Seems like such a waste to toss out a perfectly fine motor (car engine) because of a bad switch (distributer). Given that view I would venture to say why not just toss the whole dryer instead of replacing the drive motor?

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

Or try to get a used motor from eBay.

or help support our site and buy it from one of our appliance parts affiliates.



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I assume this part is not the OEM FSP motor correct? Ihave found many of the aftermarket motors around the web for $49-$100+. The OEM FSP units run $99-$275. The motor I installed in 2008 was an aftermarket and here I am again... My youngest duaghter is severly handicapped austistic so our machines get probably 3 times the use of a "normal family of 5. To me it's worth the extra $$ to get OEM especially since I just went through this with the heating element 6 months ago.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 09:53:02 PM »
I assume this part is not the OEM FSP motor correct?
did you click on the picture ?

Dryer Drive Motor $ 77
Original Whirlpool Part
Manufacturer's Number: 279827   
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« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 09:54:51 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 05:08:02 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2012, 06:07:49 AM »
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2012, 06:31:25 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2012, 06:50:19 AM »
The motor above IS FSP.
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2012, 07:08:49 AM »
Yes I did and saw the price but it does not say it is FSP. All the aftermarket ones say "whirlpool part" the aftermarket ones come from china and FSP is from Mexico.

Made by Whirlpool

There is no such thing as "made" by whirlpool on these motors. Whirlpool does not "make" there own components they are simply the assembly division of outsourced suppliers. The OEM supplier to whirlpool was FSP just like there is no such thing as "made" by kenmore.

If it's an FSP motor then it is OEM. If the motor is anything other than FSP it is aftermarket OEM spec. supplier touting the whirlpool name which means they simply pay for the rights to slap the name on a product after the whirlpool company stamps thier approval on the part. I hate to keep refering to cars but just like motorcraft is not allways made by Ford but is a labeled OEM part if you by champion spark plugs they are not "OEM".

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »
The motor above IS FSP.

Are you certain of this? If so then that price is by far the best I've seen. I am going to confirm the details and follow up...

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2012, 07:26:17 AM »
I assume this part is not the OEM FSP motor correct?
did you click on the picture ?

Dryer Drive Motor $ 77
Original Whirlpool Part
Manufacturer's Number: 279827   
Made by Whirlpool


I zoomed in on the photo and the label does say FSP

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2012, 11:25:40 AM »
 O0


Our affiliates AppliancePartsPros are really great and I'm not just saying that to make a extra buck.


Even though I'm in the appliance repair business and can purchase my parts at whole sale prices I still find myself order items from AppliancePartsPros every now and then.


More common parts I order in bulk through my local (in state) dealer, but less common more expensive items like control board and such I sometimes order though AppliancePartsPros. They have very competitive prices and a great return policy.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2012, 12:15:26 PM »
O0


Our affiliates AppliancePartsPros are really great and I'm not just saying that to make a extra buck.


Even though I'm in the appliance repair business and can purchase my parts at whole sale prices I still find myself order items from AppliancePartsPros every now and then.


More common parts I order in bulk through my local (in state) dealer, but less common more expensive items like control board and such I sometimes order though AppliancePartsPros. They have very competitive prices and a great return policy.

Well, I don't doubt your statements at all and I would obviously prefer to order from a business that stands behind the product with service after the sale when needed. I also like to support those who take the time to help those who need it.

That being said I will likely order the motor through the company you have endorsed but the email response I received was rather generic and did not actually answer my question as to if the part was FSP. Maybe I am over researching the issue but as they say "Once bitten, twice shy." and my previous experience with aftermarket components has been iffy at best.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2012, 12:52:36 PM »
So you think applianepartspros post photos of a FSP parts, but then do a bait and switch so you end up getting a generic part?

That sounds like something that would happen on ebay but not with a company like appliancepartspro.

Sounds like you won't be sure until you can hold the part in your hand before you purchase it.
Maybe you can find someone local to buy it from?
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2012, 01:17:41 PM »
So you think applianepartspros post photos of a FSP parts, but then do a bait and switch so you end up getting a generic part?

That sounds like something that would happen on ebay but not with a company like appliancepartspro.

Sounds like you won't be sure until you can hold the part in your hand before you purchase it.
Maybe you can find someone local to buy it from?

Really? I do not prejudge any business but mama taught me; Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me! I called them and they stated the photo is a 2009 image and they have no idea if it still represents the actual part being sold... They did state that the part comes direct from whirlpool and I could call whirlpool and inquire as to the part supplier with theml So I did.

The whirlpool phone system transfered me to an authorised parts distributor who did confirm that the part coming from whirlpool is a USA made FSP part??? My research shows FSP parts are or were manufactured in Mexico?? :bonk: :thinking: :2funny:

Anywho I went ahead and ordered the motor as well as a motor / pump for my recently noisy dishwasher and spent $169.06 for both. If in fact the parts that arrive are indeed OEM parts I will be pleased...

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2012, 01:58:48 PM »
Hey guys,


I wanted to jump in here and re-assure everyone that when we say it's an OEM part - it is most definitely an OEM part. You can be sure that you're getting a quality replacement part.


Thanks,
Roman Kagan
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2012, 02:06:36 PM »
Hey guys,


I wanted to jump in here and re-assure everyone that when we say it's an OEM part - it is most definitely an OEM part. You can be sure that you're getting a quality replacement part.


Thanks,
Roman Kagan
CEO
AppliancePartsPros.com

Roman, I appreciate your post and I just want to make clear I was not questioning your authenticity for selling OEM parts. I understand that the parts you sell are from the manufacturer in this case my only specific concern was if the manufacturer (in this case whirlpool) was still using FSP for this motor. I will follow up on this once I receive my order.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2012, 04:34:59 PM »
Click on the motor link,go to the alternate view where it is stamped FSP on the motor.
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Offline AnnesLimo

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2012, 05:24:31 PM »
Click on the motor link,go to the alternate view where it is stamped FSP on the motor.

If you had scrolled up to reply 31 you would see I already did that and posted the picture. In the end I ordered the part because of that specific research and now I am simply anticipating the part that arrives is the same as shown in the 3 year old photo on the e-store site.