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Maytag pve2300 I'll try this again! The first expert said take off the back panel to get to the belt. There is no back panel. I wrote back again and no one else replied, and it's been more than 48 hours. I would like for someone that knows what they are talking about to write me back and explain in detail how to get to the belt that turns the drum. Thanks, Derrick

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There should be two clips on each side in the front of the dryer on the top panel, holding the top down. Use a small flat screwdriver and slip it between the top and the front panel and gently push the clips in while lifting up on the top. It hinges upwards to the rear. now look in the dryer, where the front panel attaches to the cabinet and remove the two screws holding the front panel in place. disconnect the door switch wires and swing front panel away from the dryer ( it hinges at the bottom ).Remove the front panel. The belt goes around the drum and the motor pulley, then grap the idler tension pulley and run th excess length of the belt around it. The spring tension should keep the belt on. roll the drum to make sure all is lined up and the belt won't slip off when first powered up.Reassemble in reverse order. ALLWAYS UNPLUG MACHINE BEFORE WORKING ON IT!!! Good luck. BpB

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