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  • whalebone99 Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks, just what you said.It was easy!



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Make sure you have the power plug unplugged.
Now, from the front side facing you, insert a screwdriver between the lid and front panel. You will find there are two pop-in holders; each one is approximately 3 inches from each side. Pop the lid. (don't for get the remove the lent trap and the two screws under it.)
Lift the lid all the way up so it is out of the way. Now, very gently lower the whole dryer onto its back side. (The lid will stand on its own.)
Then, on the inside of the front panel you will find two screws holding the front panel on. Remove these screws. Now the front panel can be removed. Use caution when you remove the front panel, as the drum will now be loose and will tip downwards. You can remove the drum if you'd like to have complete access to the motor and clean out the insides. (Un Connect the two wires to the door sensor)
Locate the broken belt and remove it.
Locate the belt tension bracket. (It has a plastic roller attached.) If it is out of position, note the holes in bottom in front of the motor. With the plastic roller facing the drum, insert the belt tension bracket.
Place new belt around the drum, and try to locate it in same place that the old belt ran. Make sure you place the groove side down on the drum.
Once the belt is in place, insert it underneath the plastic roller and lift up on the belt tension bracket until you can loop the end around the motor spindle.
Now replace the front panel, making sure you align the door opening properly on to the drum front. Replace the two screws holding the front panel to the cabinet.
Now lift the machine back upright, and secure the lid back to front panel.
Replug in and you have finished the job.

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