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DRUM BELT BROKE

DRYER HEATS UP BUT DRUM WONT TURN, WHEN I OPENED UP THE TOP OF THE DRYER THE BELT WAS LAYING ACROSS IT BROKE

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To replace it won't be hard. Just make sure it is back on securely.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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