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I have a Kenmore 76975 electric Dryer, The drum will not rotate but the belt is still intact what could be the problem?

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The belt is fine (properly tight) and the drum doesnt turn, Id trake a look at the pulley on the motor.

You must remove the top and front to get to this.

I presume the mortor is running ...

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