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I have opened the back of my Hoover tumble dryer and taken out all the fluff...it is overheating all of the time and a friend suggested that the belt might be broken. I unplugged the machine and moved the smaller round wheel and the belt flew off and now I can;t get it back on!! What a dill I am!! Can anyone help please

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It goes arount the motor pully and the lower side of the belt goes up and over the tension pully. Also on you overheating problem turn your dryer on with no heat and see if air is coming out of the outside vent. It should be a good volume. The next thing to check is the blower housing just follow the exhaust vent and the lint trap they will lead you to the blower wheel housing and duct to the lint trap. Remove the screws around the outside metal casing and seperate the casing exsposing the blower wheel you will find a lot of debris. Make sure the wheel is secure to the center spindle. Then make sure your hose leaving the dryer is not kinked when you push the dryer back and it is clean. Always unplug your dryer before starting on repairs and good luck..These are the most common problems

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