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Need to replace dryer belt.

My daughter put a heavy rug in her small stackable dryer, and snapped the belt. I have purchased a new belt, but cannot figure out how to route the belt on this unit. The parts diagram shows the belt around the drum and the drive motor shaft, but the new belt will not come close to reaching over the motor shaft. Any help will be appreciated!!!

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    My belt is not broken but must have slipped off motor. Taking this dryer apart to put belt back on motor is much more difficult than larger models I owned.

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