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Can you give me information on how to replace the belt in the dryer.

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From back of dryer remove access door to disconnect belt from motor & tensioner.(remember how belt was placed on tensioner & motor pulley) You must remove dryer front panel ( look for 2 screws at bottom of front panel) Pull out from botton of front panel to remove, exposing drum end retainer brackets, remove brackets, allowing access to drum. Slide old belt off & new one on.

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