Our Hotpoint dryer is officially dead. Don't buy one. Max's serviceman came back this morning, worked on it for about an hour, and then signed the death certificate (well not really). He says he will contact the GE tech department to discuss this dryer. He thinks it might need a new motor. Heavy sigh. Max's will call soon to tell us the outcome. In case you didn't already know, living without a dryer is a pain in the tush.