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Model# 110.72602101 Kenmore Dryer I had ordered the belt replacement but the instructions show an Idler Pully but I don't seem to have the wheel that goes on it. Not sure how this belt is to be installed. Can you help me?

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You must have the older style pulley that's all metal with no wheel.rap the belt around the drum,on the side where the pulley is pinch the belt together stick it under the half moon part of your metal pulley and stick the looped end around the motor shaft,if i were you i'd call the place where you bought the belt from give them the model number and order a belt kit,you get the belt,the rollers and the pulley with the wheel not that metal **** piece and replace it,you get all those parts for short money,cheaper than buying them seperate or use it for now until it starts getting noisy.let me know how you make out and if you need anymore help let me know

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SOURCE: cant install my belt back on my idler pully on my

Howdy: Check for the bolts that hold the pully on. Loosen the bolts and the pully should stat to open. You may have to put on the belt then install the pully. Look close at it. Good luck - Doug

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SOURCE: need to replace drum belt not seeing an idler

i can't say that i have ever seen a dryer with one

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