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Electric dryer model 76960120. Broken drum belt. How do you get to the belt?

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check this video on how to replace the belt in dryer. Also check the tensioner pulley and replace it. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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Rylee

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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If you have to replace your drive belt and if you have a front loading machine.
First you will need to unplug your dryer from the electric.
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