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Hotpoint belt pulley won't tighten back up

I took the drum out to replace the heating element and now the pulley won't tighten back up so the drum can spin. How can I get it to tighten back up?

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You must have the belt routed wrong. Pulley should be pushing up on belt to tension it. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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