It did so according to natural law, that being that cars and major appliances break down in an inverse and opposite correlation to your ability to pay for repairs.
I would have to fix it myself.
You can fix anything with a screwdriver and Youtube videos.
There were dozens of online tutorials on how to diagnose the problem my dryer had and it was almost certainly a part called a ‘thermal switch”.
I proudly went to the part store and announced my diagnosis and my desire to purchase that part.
They proudly announced that my model didn’t have one and that the problem was almost certainly the “door switch”.
Slightly chastened, I bought one of those switches and went to find the appropriate video to match it.
I found the proper tutorial and began the torturous process of installing it.
It took a while…I won’t say how long in order to hold on to my man card.
Finally, it was in, wires attached properly, and it was time to start the dryer.
The dryer was still broke…I would have to call the repair man.
What had taken me days, took him minutes.
The problem wasn’t the part I’d replaced, or the parts I could have replaced.
“The motors gone. The heart of your machine is shot”.
It would be a very costly repair…better just to buy a new one.
He gathered his tools (and his check) and departed.
As is my custom, I had to make my own application.
You can’t believe everything you see on the internet.
We spend a lot of time trying fix that which isn’t broken because the problem is at the core.
When the heart is sick nothing else works properly.
We will ignore the problems until it breaks completely.
We never want to believe that it is the broken part.
The cost of heart repair was more than we can afford.
Thankfully our manufacturer paid it for us.
Unlike appliances, a person is never out of warranty.
I guess you can still…make your own application.