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A circular belt came out of the back of the dryer?

I saw part of the belt hanging in the dryer. when I pulled it came out altogher? what went wrong?

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The drive belt broke. ou need to replace the drive belt. Remove the back panel and you will see a motor and a pulley, attach the new belt there and it will work just fine. Here is a website to get the belt that is right for your unit.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Kenmore-Dryer-Parts?s=a8b6

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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