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How do you replace the drum belt on a Kenmore Elite dryer?

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The drum is belt driven, there is a belt tensioner on it too. You need to replace the belt.

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Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
Check the belt condition for wear also.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
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Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
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