Sears Kenmore Dryer Mod # 11096273100
I have changed three thermal fuses and am on my fourth (3392519). First time I cleaned the vents and the dryer . The vents were starting to plug up. My wife ran several loads and the second Thermal fuse blew.
Changed the Thermal fuse again and installed Thermal Fuse Kit 279769. Thermal fuse blew again after one load of clothes.
Talked to a paid on line Kenmore specialist who told me to change the drive motor. I changed the motor and the Thermal Fuse. Ran a load of towels and the fuse blew again. I have a new fuse and new bias Thermostat (3387134) but have not installed them yet. I used my VOM to check the old Themostat. Got continuity between the large leads and 7000 ohms btween the smaller leads. I expected about 300 ohms and ordered a replacement. The replacement had the same read out. I have no temp adjustable frying pan and cannot do a functional test.
We are limping along by doing small loads for no more than 15 minutes. Light materials dry quickly towels and blue jeans are still damp. This technique has been used for three loads. Clothes feel very hot and seem to dry quicker than before this problem started. Should I install the Bias Thermostat ? What should I do next?