We have a problem.
This is not good but the internet is my friend. Both times R wanted to get a new dryer. Nonsense, said moi. I think the belt we replaced a few years ago cost $20 and this time the door hinge will cost $18. There is even a YT video showing how to do it, not that it is hard. Our plan for when the washing machine fails is to get a front loader combined with dryer and cut our water consumption, so we would like the dryer to keep going for a bit yet as the washing machine is only seven years old and has never failed yet, touch wood.
Some of the components are not built to last more than a few years of normal use. Most commonly, the plastic belt to run the fan will break after a couple of years use. Some people have actually thrown away their dryers when this happens, not knowing that they can fix it themselves for about $12. Another weak part is the plastic hinge cover on the front. An el-cheapo plastic part, when it breaks the door sags and almost falls off. (Never mind almost falls off, it did and I was left holding the door) Cost about $16 for a new one. Again, people have thrown away their dryers in disgust, when this happens.