Sorry my subject line was a bit long....
I have a Maytag dryer with a model # LDE4914ACM
and the seriel number is A1617658KZ (not sure how old it is)
I dryed one load of clothes earlier tonight and it worked fine....on the second load of clothes when I pressed the start button it sounded kind of funny (not anything loud, just kind of like something was hitting the drum inside, like when you have a tennis shoe in a dryer, but not quite that loud?) I turned it off and turned it back on and it would not stay turned on and the drum didn't go around. I waited a few minutes and tried turning it on again and there was a loud grinding sound. I went back and tried to turn it on about 1/2 hour later and it sound like it wants to start but you can tell that the drum isn't going around.
Any ideas on how old this dryer is and what it might be as for repairs? Not sure if I want to just get the part and repair or get a new dryer.....love the Maytags cause they last forever, just not sure until I can find out what the problem MIGHT be.