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My kenmore clothes dryer has stopped spinning and is just making

Humming noise. after opening i have noticed that the rubber belt has snapped. i may be able to replace the rubber belt but i also notice there is a pulley lying on the base unattached, i dont know where this pulley goes.

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The pulley in question is likely a spring loaded idler pulley, used to keep tension on the belt. It likely hangs onto the dryer's frame, & is held in place by the belt. If you order a new belt from Sears, ask them for a belt path diagram, which should show the proper pulley position.

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