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Why does my Neptune moder number mce8000ayw dryer not tumble?

My neptune dryer center stopped tumbling. Do i need to replace belt or could it be something else?

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If the motor runs, but the drum doesn't rotate, check the belt, part # 341241. It's probably broken and off of the drum.

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open door you see 2 screws holding hinge a a piece,,remove them now remove the 2 screws opposite them ..just let door stay for now...pull the front panel to you its just on 2 clips...now at each corner of the bottom of the top theres a upside down l shaped clip remove 5/16 inche nut driver...ok left the top...swing it up and back ,,so it will lean back,...remove 4 bulk head screw and the door switch connection..and your there..onthejob

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