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Thanks Phil for your excellent description of how to install the belt and the tensioner on my Kenmore Electric Dryer. That will be very helpful once I get to the point of removing the drum. I guess I have another initial question. What is the best way to remove the drum? Do I take off a panel on the front or side (if so, how?), or do I need to remove all of the working parts that are located at the back of the dryer and are revealed when I remove the back cover? I am not sure which is the appropriate way to approach getting the drum out in the first place. Thanks. Sorry that I am so dumb about this basic part. Thanks, Michael

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    Great job by the Gurus. I needed assistance on two different parts of the repair, and I got very clear and helpful advice from both people. Thanks so much. I now can dive into an electric dryer in the fuure. Great service. Michael

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Does your kenmore dryer have a top lint filter or inside filter?i'am going to guess top,remove the 2 lint filter screws,pull the top toward you and up at the same time,disconnect the lid switch jack,remove the 2 front panel screws one on each side top.pull up and out and the front panel will come off,you don't really have to take the drum out just fit the new belt around it,you should see the marks of the old belt on the drum,line it up with that,let me know how you do-mike

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    good job trouble shooting,don't forget you can go to this page for almost any kind of repair in your home-mike

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If the belt is broken, remove and discard it.

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It is very much easier to replace the belt from the front, than the back, the cabinet disassembles from the front, and the mechanism remians attached to the rear plate and cabinet floor.
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  • remove 2 screws from under lint filter
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade, release clips at front corners of cabinet top
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  • reinstall tensioner in slots in cabinet floor, reinstall tensioner spring between tensioner and cabinet floor
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reinstall cabinet in reverse order
~15 MINUTES, but I do 3-4 per day

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