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Belt and cannot get back panel off dryer

I heard a noise last night, dryer would keep running, but drum inside was still. I have been having squeaking nosies for about a month and let it go. I think it is the belt, but I do not know how to get the back off the dryer. I unscrewed all the screws but cannot seem to see how to get back off. Single Mom, Need help. Thank you

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