Is my dryer worth repairing, or is it dead ?

The last few times I used my dryer it stopped before the cycle was finished. When I push the start button again, it made a sound like the motor was trying to start, but wouldn't. After about 20 minutes it would start as normal. I did have slightly larger loads than normal, but they should have been... show more The last few times I used my dryer it stopped before the cycle was finished. When I push the start button again, it made a sound like the motor was trying to start, but wouldn't. After about 20 minutes it would start as normal. I did have slightly larger loads than normal, but they should have been manageable. It is a whirlpool, front loader that was purchased new in 1986. I will try a simple, inexpensive repair, but if it needs a new motor, or something like that, I would probably replace it.
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