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Whirlpool Dryer Motor Removal

My Whirlpool Dryer has stopped tumbling. The heating element heats up but the drum will not rotate. I have the dryer on its front and am havng problems removing the blower fan to get to the motor. Any suggestions?

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    belt ok heating element ok

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    Installing fan motor

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Stand that baby up!!! acess is from front, try removeig 2 screws from under lint filter and then pop top with screw driver lean top back.. youll see the tub and belt(if not broken right there),no belt??? order a 341241 whirlpool dryer belt. 2 5/16screws on either side of iside facade remoivefront caver, disconnect door switch and remove front panel. belt slips over drum , you need to reset tension pulley and wrap around motor shaft. .

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