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Whirlpool dryer epny spin belt not broken

I have a whirlpool dryer that will not spin. Opened it up and the belt (which is thin and covers the drum right?) appears to be intact. what do i try next?

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Althoug intact was it taught???? perhaps it "popped " off the idler/tension pulley. or if hte unit appears dead, then oyu either have a bad door switch/ or a fautly thermal fuse behind the unit.

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