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How to open the dryer to see if the belt is broken.

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Ther are a few ways to access the inside of the dryer that depends on brand and model number. What is the model number?

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http://www.partselect.com/dryer+new-whirlpool-open-cabinet+repair.htm

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http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

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motor running but drum not turning, good chance drum drive belt is broken or has jumped off drive pully.

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