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Dryer My dryer just stopped working. It dried a load of pants and then when I try to use it later that night it was completely dead. It just won't turn on--the plug is fine and the circuit breaker for that room works. It seemed to have a slight burning smell. My dryer is almost 10 years old. Would it be cheaper to just buy a new one rather than pay for a service tech?

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Open dryer's cover and look that the belt is OK and in place (over the tub and the motor) Try to find out from where the burning smell comes from. Does the motor spin ? Let me know with your results and I will do my best to assist you with your problem.

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A clogged or partially clogged vent . Especially if vents up thru the wall . If it vents straight out , make sure you have good air flow to the outside . Make sure the vent hose has no sharp kinks also . Try drying a load with the vent hose disconnected from the dryer . If clothes dry fine , that tells you the problem is elsewhere . Normally , a dryer either heats or doesn't heat . A heat for a few minutes then stops heating but continues to run complaint ,would be bad coils on the gas valve .

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