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How do i put on a new tumble dryer drive belt

Managed to almost get the back off but the fan is in the way so cant get into the back to see how i can replace the belt..on my own have a few tools but cant afford an engineer please help.

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    Can u tell me make and model of dryer plz?

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Remove the entire cage.
Loosen the belt tensioner.
replace the belt.
tighten the tensioner.


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