Thanks for the info its very strange but I was doing other work in the basement and saw the dryer complete the cycle with no issues. The next time we went to use it, it was dead again. I rechecked the outlet when it was dead and I have a power issue. Its very strange that pulling the fuse block seems to correct the power at the outlet. Sometimes we have to pull the fuses a couple of times. The fuses are very old so I will start there , then replace the outlet if necessary. Thanks again.