We had the exact same kind of washer/dryer and the same problem. Sometimes it is just a filiment that goes out in the dryer which can be replaced, but the one we had was handed down to us and at least 20 yrs. old, so it was time to look at new. I don't know what kind of price-range you're looking at, but we bought front loader washer and dryer. I LOVE them. Ours had a kit, so they could be stackable (which we used in our previous home), or side by side (which we have room for/use now). The only thing is if they are used as stackable you cannot use the pedestal they sell to go underneath. (too heavy for it). We bought ours at Lowes and got our washer on clearence b/c it had a scratch or something and a loose screw which they had replaced.