^Fixed our dryer tonite. Showed all signs of deadness. A hum when you press "start". I almost gave up. Then I remember an old trick from various electronics and machines through the years: JIGGLE THE POWER. So, I tapped the start button really quickly a few times, which somehow woke up the motor and viola!
Of course, the motor's dying, but if we can get another few months out of this thing, it'll be a good thing.^