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Replacing belt on cloth dryer

This unit has a belt around the tumble drum. The belt broke and we lost the detail of how the belt tension pulley is fitted.

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Here's a site which has pictures to guide you:

http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

Step 11 has a good view of how that idler goes back in. Good luck on your repair!

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