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Dryer model # ALE866SAW approx 9 years old ran great until tonight. Went to touch up load of whites (socks underwear etc) and get a sound from the back that sounds like an electric motor that just went on strike. Drum wont turn. Starting to get a burning smell if I keep pushing the button in to start dryer. Is this fixable? Based on being approx 9 years old should we just throw in the towel and buy a new one? (i hate to dump it in a landfill if we can get more life out of it. I also dont want to spend time/money to fix something that is at the end of it's life....)

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Hi,
Yes it sounds like the motor is bad and that is very fixable, but what about the belts the guides and the wiring??? If this has been used hard ( more then 6-8 loads a week for 9 yrs then I would go new...
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