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    yadayada Feb 06, 2010

    PULL THE FRONT OFF THE MACHINE BY OPENING THE DOOR AND REMOVING SCREWS THAT HOLD THE TOP DOWN AND THE SCREWS THAT HOLD THE FRONT IN PLACE. CHECK AND SEE IF THE TENSION PULLEY IS WORN AND LOOSE ON ITS SHAFT. CHECK AND SEE IF THE DRUM SUPPORT ROLLERS ARE LOOSE ON THE SHAFTS/AXLES. IF THEY ARE THE PULLEY AND/OR ROLLERS MUST BE REPLACED. THE AXLES SELDOM WEAR OUT SO YOU PROBABLY DO NOT NEED TO REPLACE THEM-BUT DO CHECK THEM.
    DRAPE THE BELT OVER THE DRUM-LIFTING THE FRONT OF THE DRUM UP OFF THE ROLLERS AND SLIDING THE BELT INTO PLACE. HOOK THE BELT OVER THE MOTOR SHAFT PULLEY BY FEEDING IT BETWEEN THE IDLER PULLEY AND THE IDLER PULLEY SPRING TENSIONER. THE IDLER PULLEY IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AND HOOKED INTO THE BOTTOM FLOOR OF THE DRYER WHEN YOU THREAD THE BELT (DOUBLED)THROUGH THE IDLER ASSY ONTO THE MOTOR PULLEY. BELTS LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND FAIL DUE TO AGE OR BAD ROLLERS/PULLEY. IF DUE TO AGE YOU WILL SEE MANY SMALL AGE CRACKS IN THE BELT. IF IT LOOKS LIKE THE NEW BELT-WITH NO CRACKS-IT HAS NOT FAILED DUE TO AGE.
    BELOW IS SHOWN THE URL FOR A WEBSITE THAT SHOWS SEVERAL TYPES OF DRYERS IN CASE YOUR DRYER IS NOT THE TYPE I THINK IT IS. YOU MAY FIND THAT WEBSITE USEFUL.
    OPEN YOUR DOOR AND GET THE COMPLETE MODEL No. OFF THE NAMEPLATE TO GO ANY FURTHER

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