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How do you replace a broken belt on the Kenmore 80 series dryer?

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  • richard_bent Apr 20, 2009

    Many thanks for your reply. I think we are close, but, I do not see how the front of the dryer comes off. It is all one piece, sort of a metal box. There doesnt seem to be any way to get to the motor pulley. Still confused. Are there any manuals available with diagrams? It would help is there were illustrations that I could looke at.

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The belt is acessable from the front of the dryer you can remove it by popping the top up then taking off the front of the dryer off the drum will come out now place the belt around the drum and put back in now the belt goes around the drum the motor pulley and under the tentioner pulley replace front and top and you are good to go thank you

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