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Changing tumbler belt on a Kenmore gas dryer

How do you get to the motor from a Kenmore gas dryer when the motor is conceled from the rear and no way to get to the bottom where the motor is located. Can I change the belt myself or do I have to get a technician to do the work? Any help will be appreciated.
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  • skipandollie Jan 14, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Kenmore electic dryer. The motor/blower is encased and there doesn't seem to be any access to a pulley.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I have a kenmore gas dryer and it sounds like we have a belt problem. it is an 80 series model. where do I start to find the belt and how do I get to it?

  • Dan Sharpe
    Dan Sharpe May 11, 2010

    If you can provide any info I can help you out....
    Model # ?
    Year made?
    Lint trap on top or bottom?
    I don't need all of those...just one should do.

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You have to unscrew the screws in the lent trap and pull up on the top piece it has platic snaps the pop up then unscrew the front two on the front piece then the tumbler will pop out thats it.

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