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Have a maytag gas front loading dryer pyg2200AWW and the drum does not turn. From what I can read from the various posting, it seems that the belt has broken. Not sure how to tear this thing apart as most postings and not even close to what model i have can you point me to a free website to pull either manuals or get direction to do this repair.. appreciate your assistance

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Have a performa dryer model #pyg2200aww the problem is it dries for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then it shuts off, if we wait for 20 minutes it starts again but then it shuts off again.

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