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Manually turned drum and heard pop. Now dryer will not turn on at all. Breaker did not trip. I assume if the belt was broken the dryer would at least turn on.

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You may be able to check the belt by turning the machine over onto its side so you have access from underneath, if this does not work you will have to remove the back panel of the machine. This is usually done by removing a number of screws which fix the back to the frame of the drier then when have removed the back you should be able to access the belt. remember to disconnect the drier from the electricity supply before you start to do either of these.

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Your dryer has a belt tension pulley. Take the bottom of the back off and you will see it.

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Yes, open it. You'll probably find a broken or loose belt.

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Hi, The first thing to check is the thermal safety located in the back. UNPLUG the dryer. emove the rear panel and locate the fuse on the blower housing middle left. It is white and in 1/4" wide and 3" long with twowire going to it. You can test continuity to it. If it has continuity, it is ok. This is
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