Our 30-+ -year-old tumble dryer stopped tumbling a few months back, and all for the want of a simple drive belt: we tried every supplier of spare parts in the land, real local businesses and online: all came back with the same answer - OBSOLETE - just that crucial 1cm difference in length from any that were still totally useful!
So we have gone green and not replaced it: washing goes on airers or big stuff like sheets and duvet covers out on the washing line, and I now have another glory-hole where the dryer used to be, to stash iron, buckets, washing powder, etc.
And Jeri, yes, this is SO important. No hairs in my meatballs tonight, and not seen(or heard) any butterflies for a while! Nun of that!