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I can't get to the drive belt on my dryer. It

I can't get to the drive belt on my dryer. It snapped off and I can't get the ''lid'' off to repair it.

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What make/model# is this dryer?
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    Victor Jun 28, 2009

    Remove the rear access panel. If the belt is not boke, move the spring loaded idler pulley to the left with one hand and then put the belt on the motor pulley making sure the rib side of the belt touches the ,otor pulley. Let the idler pulley rest against the back/flat side of the belt.

    I hope this helps you
    If the belt is broke and you need help getting it over the drum, let me know.

    Please let me know if I can assist you further.




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