The culprit is a Whirlpool WED5700SW0 "no frills" dryer. The wife reported that the dryer did not start when she hit the start button, but about a 1/2 hour later she heard it start. It has done the delayed start at least 3 or 4 times so far.
Since last night it's not really an "odd" problem since it hasn't started since. I checked all the easy stuff like power, start switch, door switch, thermal fuse and cut-outs, so that leaves me with the timer, but I’m getting lost with all of the contacts on it. Thanks for any advice you guys might be able to offer!
EDIT: I just found that the T & W contacts are not closing on the timer. If I jumper them the dryer works; I guess I'll order a new timer.
Edited by Eliot Ness, 28 November 2012 - 08:00 PM.