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Changing the belt on my admiral dryer

My dryer belt broke, I took it off the floor of the cabinet but now I don't know how to replace it.

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Go to partselect.com and look up a belt for you admiral dryer.

At this site they may have a diagram for how the belt goes on the cylinder, idler wheel and motor.

Start here, more later as needed.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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