Our dryer broke a few months ago. We're not sure how old it is (came with our house) but it would have to be AT LEAST 10 years old, but probably older. I called an appliance repair man, who was very old school - probably in his late 70s. He charged $45 to come out, and then our total bill was $150! I wasn't sure it was best to fix the dryer, but the old man said it was better than sending $400+ on a new one that wouldn't be made as well. I hated spending $150, but the dryer has been working perfectly, and we didn't want to have to buy a new one. Hopefully I did the right thing by trusting the old guy!