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Broken belt on a Whirlpool dryer


Does the belt go around the tub and then around the pulley? If so how do you get it around the these two? When I put the broken belt around the tub and pulley, it seems to be too long (maybe 4-5 inches too long). Would the belt stretch that much or should there be that much slack?
Does the tub have to come out to replace the belt and would there be any pictorials to actually show me what to do?
Can I fix this myself or do I need an expert?

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Fix it yourself, and you do not need to remove the tub. Put the belt around the pulley and pull the tub towards the belt. You may have bought a belt that is too short. But upon a belt breaking they will stretch pretty bad also

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