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Old question but for others with the same problem...it can also be lint in the motor housing affecting the brushes and preventing it from starting up. Try pressing the door witch and rotating the drum by hand and see if it starts. If so its probably lint in the motor.
Remove the vent cover, attach some rigid duct work, run along the house a few feet, put the vent cover on the end of the run. Make sure the end of the new run is lower than the exit point, so that moisture/condensation will never run inside. BTW, make sure the ductwork inside is rigid. If it isn't replace that too.
look for an thermal fuse on the heating element. If the coil over heated these thermal links pop cost from 5-15$ (as long as the heat coil is good) This may be the cause.. usually held in with screws easy to change.
It seems to me, after reading all the stuff in your first question and on here that the problem is inside your cloths dryer. There is a good chance that some part of the heater coil is becoming shorted out and causing huge amounts of current to flow when the coil becomes hot. The probable reason that it is the main breaker that trips is due to that breaker ...
Ah, how I hate people who build things designed to last forever, or rather to need the house ripped apart when they don't. I'd try a loop of wire (galvanized steel or aluminum, whichever the duct is, so they don't corrode each other over time) wrapped around the pipe in the hole to allow you to pull on that while shoving the stub pipe into the elbow. Look ...
Since neither the washer nor the dryer breaker are tripped, yet the main did trip and power to those circuits cannot be restored by resetting the main, I suspect either the circuit breakers, busbar section, or both have become damaged inside the panel -- this means the next steps involve turning the main breaker off and disassembling the branch circuit panel,...
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