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Kenmore series 70 electric dryer idler pulley

The drum in the subject dryer does not rotate. I disassembled the dryer and found the idler pulley laying in the bottom of the machine and the belt was off (naturally). I do not know how to re-assemble the idler pulley. I have found a slot that it might be mounted in, but, when installed there it doesn't tighten the belt. Do you have an exploded view of this dryer that shows where the idler pulley is mounted? Thank you


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Re: Kenmore series 70 electric dryer idler pulley

I figured this one out...there are two pairs slots...the tab of the idler pulley goes in the right slot near the motor and the idler pulley goes off to the left.

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My kenmore HD60 series dryer drum does not turn.

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