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Dryer Belt Roper RES7646

I bought areplacement belt but can not find the pulley. I have taken off the top ( where I just lifted out the broken belt ) I have taken the front screws lose but the belt was across the back portion of drum. Is it in the front or back. And what has to be removed to get to the pulley ?

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  • cheryls_hous Feb 11, 2009

    So if I put the belt around the drum from the front I should just look under the drum to see the slots your talking about ? I was looking to route the belt through the pulley according the diagram that came with the belt.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    belr seems to long

  • chuckshd419 Feb 12, 2009

    show diagram of belt and pulley

  • cheryls_hous Feb 15, 2009

    Mine was not like a typical pulley but more ike a flat piece of metal

    with a half pulley ( more like a guide than pulley ) on top. When I found it I thought it was a broken piece but that was it. I looped the end up and around the smaller pulley coming out of the motor and it worked out great !!



    Thank you guru !

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The front has to be removed to re place the belt lift the top takeout the two screws holding the front on unplug the door switch then kinda snap the door forward the drum should stay put and then but the belt on and you should find the pulley it fits in a slot in the bottom part of the drier put it in its slots pull it back to put tension it then let it back to keep tension on the belt

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  • robert samples Feb 11, 2009

    pretty much you should see the marks on the drum where the old belt was running just look around tat area for the slots

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