Originally Posted by Chaos
Loud noise could be a few different things, get me a model number and a brand and I might be able to help you fix it. Temp regulation is easy, more often than not it's due to bad venting but if it's a thermostat they are easy to change. Smoking could either be a motor, belt or heating elements ( Or gas burner if it's gas).... My guess is the belt broke and the load noise you heard was the idler snapping against the frame. Smoke was possibly from the belt being cooked.... All of which is easy to fix usually
Hey thanks man! I missed this comment. I'll get info & pics for you and see if it seems like something I can do myself. The dryer still worked great until it went BOOM.