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My dryer heats, but doesn't tumble.

How do I check the belt? I took the back of the machine off, but didn't see the mechanics of where the belt would be. It's older, model # 66801692, type #180-00
Have you any ideas?

cfrederick@zoominternet.net

Thank you! Carol

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Well it could be the belt but it could also be a loose motor, idler pulley or spring.

here is what it should look like bottom right picture on this one
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