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My belt broke on my kenmore dryer and the idle pulley was just laying on the bottom. how do i install it or a new one and does the belt sit on top of it or thread through it.

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  • popguntim Apr 15, 2009

    can't find a spring or a place to connect a spring unless the

    spring is underneath the dryer???

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The pulley should be attached to a spring and its used as a tensioner (keep the belt tight) find a spring that is not connected on one end

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