Electric Dryer troubleshooting - I'm stumped
Yesterday our dryer stopped working. When the start button was pushed, nothing would happen.. but it wasnt long before I could smell something. I looked at the back and could see all the coils were on so I immediately unplugged the dryer.
I tried googling the issue without much luck. Most common fix seems to be a belt, but I couldnt hear anything when the dryer was turned on (im assuming I'd hear a motor). Also when I tried turning the drum by hand there seemed to be some resistance (I read this was a quick way to check the belt), which hints to me that the belt is still connected to the motor - I'm going to try pulling the top off later to confirm.
Anything else I should check? I'm a noob when it comes to appliances. I don't really want to call someone in as it appears dryers are pretty affordable brand new, vs spending a couple hundred on someone fixing our old one. If the motor is cooked then would it still allow the coils to heat up? That seems like a bit of a hazard...