You are indeed the Appliance Guru! There was 120 but no 240 at the dryer, nor was there 240 at the outlet! So, can you tell me what the cause and solution to this might be?
I indeed had previously checked the circuit breaker, which appeared to be intact and solidly connected when tripped and reset. But I found a loose ground connector in the main power input array at the back of the dryer, tightened it, and reset the breaker again and voila! 120 + 240! It may be that the loose ground wasn't directly relevant, but I will certainly have a local electrician stop by and investigate that breaker.
I really appreciate you pointing me in the right direction, I had invested enough hours in this problem. Not to mention the headaches involved with the laundry down for a family of 6 for a couple of weeks!
Cheers, XXXXX XXXXX have a great day!