Hi thanks for the question.
Yes it can be the timer if you turned the timer and the heat came on.Look at the back of the timer for the part number I will see if they have it in stock.
how do I get access to the timer?
Could it also be one of the conductors as I think it started working again when I slapped the side of the heating element canister?
I'm just finishing drying a towell.
When I open the door the dryer stops but the heating element seems to stay on
I may have a faint odor of warm burning rubber
The dryer wasn't turned off.
I just opened the door and I think the element was still on
Since it's an older model May be I should jsut replace the element.
I live in a remote area and I can get the element on Wed. when i go in to B'ham 50 miles away.
that's probably why ithe dryer is coming on intemittantly.
Yes it will act like that .
Thanks and God Bless.