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My dryer belt broke. Where do I get a new one and how do I install the belt. My book has been lost

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Sears has stock on parts for major brand dryers Go to SEARS.COM and see with your make and model number

The top and front panel will need to be removed to service these parts
The drum will simply pull out once apart to replace the belt and tensioner pulley
The pulley has a bearing that wears out so replace that as well

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