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2003 whirlpool dryer problems

This 2003 whirlpool dryer makes a loud buzz noise when i try to turn it on almost like the the drum belt is broken and causing the drum not to spin. Could you please let me know what kind of belt to get and a rough idea how long it takes to replace the belt for a first timer. THANKS!

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Full size free standing whirlpool dryer???? part number 341241, on a scale 1-10 it might be a 3 for a first timer, the package i belive even comes with direction on installing

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