I had posted this to the end of another topic, so I thought it would be better to start my own.
The other day, I happened to notice that the heater was still on even though the dryer wasn't On and the door was Open. It doesn't seem to matter what Temperature we select. I now know that the Heater will turn ON if the Timer is in a position where the dryer would normally be on if the door was open and the Start Button had been pressed.....even if the door is open and dryer drum isn't turning. If the Timer gets to a point that it clicks over to the Off position, the heater will turn off. There is no longer any 'Cooling Period' at the end of the cycle, the clothes come out burning hot (very hot to touch). So until I figure out what's happening, we're being very careful when we use the Dryer.
After doing a little searching online, it seems like the culprit could be a shorted Heater Element or a Motor with a defective Heater switch. Does that sound right to you guys?