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The drive belt is broken and needs replacement. How expensive is this and also how old is this dryer? Am I better off getting a new one. Bill

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The dryer belt is one of the easiest jobs there is in appliance jobs. I will give you a youtube link for a quick video to watch that will give you the basics. Your machine will be a bit different, but the basics are there to show you how to open up the machine and change the belt. The belt itself is cheap too.

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Once it is open you can tell if the belt is broken or not.
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Step 2: Identify the belt. The old belt may be threaded around the idler pulley and motor drive shaft. Draw a diagram showing how the pulley is installed so you'll be able to replace it properly. If the old belt is worn or frayed, but not broken, leave it around the drum as a pattern for positioning the new belt; cut the old belt and remove it when the new belt is in position.
Step 3: Remove the old belt from the pulleys and stretch the replacement belt into place. The new belt must extend around the dryer drum and the pulleys. The trick is to align the belt on the drum with the pulleys -- the ribs on the new belt go against the drum.
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