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    yadayada Mar 11, 2011

    On what make and what model??

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Here are some belt diagrams, don't know what dryer you own:

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+examine-belt+repair.htm
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

here is how to open some dryers:

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-tumble+repair.htm

Good Luck Tim

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Do you have a digram to show you how to change belt on inglis dry


amana.gif Diagram A

Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Flat side of belt against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat belt
Installation Tips: Side of belt with words faces away from drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against

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