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My electric dryer was making chirping noise, dried the clothes inside it but the drum would not rotate for the next load. I took the top off. it looks like the belt has wandered to the middle of the drum, but I can't seem to get into the bottom of the machine to make sure the pulleys are all okay and aligned. what should I do?

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Flip it on its back and see if you can get to it from there. If not, then you have to remove the back cover, which is very tedious with some dryers.

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