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The small belt in the middle of the drum broke. After I pulled the drum off I noticed a small plastic wheel on a metal bracket loose in the bottom of the dryer. I can not see where this reataches and I didn't see a screw in the dryer to reattach it.

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Its called an idler arm, it attaches next to the motor as this is what keeps tension on the belt so it will stay tight on the drum. If I remember correctly there is a slot on the bottom of the dryer close or right next/past the motor, slide it into that slot, with the small plastic wheel up next to/by the motor. I am attaching a diagram for the belt it will help. Good Luck and I hope I helped Tim:

http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

Remember the belt should ride in the middle of the drum and the back of the drum is lipped and should go behind the drum rollers. Once the belt is thread it will be tight and the idler arm will not longer be loose.

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