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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I opened the front of my dryer and the idler pully was lying on its side in the middle of the bottom of the dryer. I found another belt that was broken up I can't figure where this one goes. I seams to be a gasket of some kind.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have taken the front of the dryer and found the idler pully laying on it's side in the middle of the dryer bottom. I also found another small belt or gasket on the bottom of the dryer. I don't have a clue at this time how to fix it back together.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    what brand is your dryer there are different prcedures for different dryers

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