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I have a Mytag Dryer MDE9606AYW The drum won't tumble

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    The belt is not broken but it is very loose (about 3-4 inches of slack). Is there something else on the dryer (like a wheel) that could be broken that takes up the slack?

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Unplug the dryer, open up the top panel. check if the belt is broken . replaced it.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Femi Omojogberun Apr 08, 2009

    Yes it is call Idler pulley assembly . the belt suppose to pass thrugh Idler pulley that will use up the slack belt. it has a little trick to get belt run over the pulley. if u get this tricks, your dryer will work back again.

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