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Drum wont move

Just bought a dryer from currys. plugged it in, set it all up like it said in the manual but the drum wont move at all. Have i got to remove any bolts or screws so the drum will move, as it doesnt say anything in the booklet.

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You should take off the bottom panel on the front of the dryer. there is usually 2 screws on the bottom. from there, you will be able to see if the belt is on and if you move the drum with your hand as you look inside, you will see if the belt is moving like it should

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