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Drum belt is broken what looks to be a belt tensioner came off and I don't know where it is mounted. it is an older dryer model # 11087662100

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Look in the floor of the machine where you will find some slots. YOur tensioner will fit into those slots. Remember, the tensioner will want to pull away from the motor.

If you need more assistance, let me know.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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3cd9043.jpg the tensioner may push Up on the lower run.

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It hooks into a slot, usually on the floor of the case, and has a spring that pulls it against the belt to tension the belt.
Broken belts have been known to knock the tensioner out of place, it should be sitting on the floor of the case as should its spring.
There is usually ony one slot for it to sit in, self evident if you know to look for it
loop the belt around the drum.
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fd5c779.jpg tensioner may be on the bottom run pushing up, or on the top run pulling down

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