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Have a gibson dryer trying to fiqure out how to get in it to replace the belt.

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If it is a front loading machine, most of the time you will remove the top, then the front of the machine to get to the drum and belt. If you remove the drum and belt, the that will expose the drum rollers, idler arm with pulley and the motor.
While you got the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. It will save you noise problems later.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

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