Ok, a little advice please. I inherited a whirlpool Thin Twin washer/dryer combo about 10 years ago. Last year, when the washer wouldn't run, I paid to get it repaired - it was the switch that should depress when the door goes down. Another $150 lighter, but at least it was running. I had another guy come out to clean the dryer vent (cause this repairman doesn't clean vents).
Now, the dryer starts, it gets hot, and the drum rotates. but about 30 minutes into the dry cycle, it just stops working. My repairman came out, and said everything is working fine, took $50 for the visit, and left. 30-40 minutes later, the cycle stopped again. I called him, told him about it, and he said that the motor is bad (diagnosed it over the phone, why couldn't he do that before coming out the first time!). Now he says he needs another $372.65 to fix everything (he's giving me a credit of the $50 that he took on the visit). Is this the best way to go about it? Whirlpool model # LTE5243DT3. To buy a new stackable Whirlpool washer dryer will cost around $1250 plus tax, with delivery and installation. What do you think is my best option?