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My dryer drum stopped turning. The dryer will turn on

I think my drive belt broke. I heard a loud noise went in to look and smelled burning rubber. Dryer was still running just the drum wasnt turning. How hard is this to replace ourselves and how would we do it.

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It does sound like the belt is broken. you will need to access the inside of the dryer by removing the front. they all come apart differently. Make and Model would help me tell you more.

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