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Checked belt, looks ok, just slipped off the pulley

I put the belt back around the pulley, does that mean it has stretched out and still needs to be replaced? And, most frustrating I can't put the door back on, what am I doing wrong? I studied it. Can you give me a step by step from the clamps to the springs and the order of things. Model is LG5801XS

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Well you yank out the filter first.Remove the 2 screws in the filter housing on top.Then use a putty knife to pop the top. Remove the screws holding the front panel on. VERY IMPORTANT! Raise the front up an inch before pulling forward or the panel clips will break! Some models have a panel on bottom. If they do then this panel must come off first. Then you remove the door springs and back off the screws holding down the bottom of the door panel. Then pop the top and remove the screws on top to get the panel out of your way. Use THIS to configure belt routing

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