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Dryer will not tumble

Have a Estate dryer (Whirlpool family)will not tumble. Think it is the belt, but do not know how to get to it to check it out.

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You need to turn your dryer up side down, remove the bolt or screw then remove the cover, there you can see the belt, see if it mis-alligned or detached, or if it is cut the just get the part number of the belt and post it here

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