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I have a Whirlpool extra large capacity 3 cycle dryer (probably

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I have a Whirlpool extra large capacity 3 cycle dryer (probably 10-15 years old). It was working fine (heating and drying fine), Until last evening. I push the start button with the door close and nothing happens. When I turn the knob to the one hour cycle, I can hear the quiet knocking I normally hear with the door closed (as if something Is working.

I've had a company replacing ductwork last 3 days, who had discovered the duct was disconnected (evidently for some time). Photos showed a lot of lint. Wondered if the thermal fuse is blown (based on some research), or if the timing is coincidental and the dryer is just shot. Just wondered if, based on hourly cost if it's worth fixing, or if I should just replace the dryer. Thanks for your recommendations.

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If it is a thermal or a thermostat they are around $30.00-$50.00 plus what ever the going labor rate is in your area .
but if you hear a motor running it may be a belt which is also around $40.00.
if you have more questions just ask .
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your prompt reply. Based on those two likely issues, what would you guesstimate the time to repair something like that? Thank you.
both the thermostat and the belt can all be done in less then an hour.