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Pulley fell off while reassembling kenmore dryer 80 series

Can you email me a diagram of the back of dryer, drum is in, but pulley fell and I cant seem to find out how to attach it.
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The pulley goes right beside the motor pulley,the belt goes under the big pulley and onto the motor pulley-mike

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