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Kenmore dryer won't turn, i got the back off what now?

My kenmore dryer will work, but not turn. I know the belt must be off. I got the screw things off the back but need to get to the belt, where do I go now?

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Hi. you cant get at the belt from the back. its from the front . remove the screen . 2 screws on the top. remove 2 clips on the front between top &front . pry the top up. 2 screws inside the front remove. belt is there replace. thanks the appliance doc

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