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My dryer needs a new belt. I opened the front panel and removed the broken belt but I am not sure how to put on the new one. I know it goes around the drum but does it go in the middle or near the back edge. How does it wrap around the pulleys there are two of them. My dryer is a Kenmore model # 110.66812694 thanks Cheryl

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Cheryl the belt goes in line with the pulleys. 1st Put the belt around the drum. 2nd put the belt around the pulley on the motor. 3rd pull down on the idler pulley and set it so that is pushes on the back side of the belt. Remember the ribs on the belt go against the drum. When done the pulley will take up the tension on the belt. Hope this helps.

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