I replaced the thermal fuse in my Kenmore electric dryer last week (went bad). It burned out again yesterday so I threw a new one in today. Just noticed that as soon as I plug in the dryer, the heating element starts up without the dryer being started. The thermal fuse must be a symptom and not the problem.
What would cause the heater to start without the dryer being turned on? Clothes are now searing hot. Not a problem with the vent. Obviously it's unplugged right now.