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Belt change on TL22

I have changed the belt on the Hoover TL22 tumble dryer, but now it seems the belt is too tight. The tensioners or self tensioning so how do i loosen this belt

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You might want to check to make sure that you bought the correct replacement belt. A new belt SHOULD fit correctly if the replacement belt is the right one? Did you buy an original belt or a generic one? I have ran into problems by trying to substitute for the original. If I were you, I'd double check the belt #. It sounds to me like the belt might actually be the wrong one & be a little shorter than the original. Let me know if that works for you? It should. Good luck and have a good day!

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