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Drum belt tension

I replaced the idler pulley and pulley arm. I must have put something in the wrong place because there is no drum belt tension. It's a Maytag Dryer model # SDG2606AWW.

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I found a dryer manual on the web that showed how the drum belt wrapped around the pulleys.
Problem solved.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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