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I Have A Kenwood KTV1W Tumble drier on which the drive belt has snapped. I have ordered a new one but don't know how to access the drum to fit the new belt and how to put it on the drive motor pulley.

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There are 4 posidrive screws in the middle of the back plate of the unit, once these are undone the backplate can be removed leaving the drum and motor pulley open to fit the belt

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