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Very high heat and timer won't advance

I don't think I have the right model but mine says 110.c65492400. Its a kenmore front loading and its about 3 and a half years old. I first noticed it was started before we went to bed and in the morning still running, I ran it, no heat so I checked and the heater element was open so i changed it. As soon as I ran it with the new element the thermal cut off which is on the duct into the drum blew right apart. I got a new one and the high limit stat in the kit which goes right on the heater element, changed them and the hose going outside and cleaned the ducts in the dryer. I then ran it and it worked for about half an hour and then just quit. I checked the thermal fuse on the blower duct, it was open so I changed it and now it works but on the high heat setting it got so hot the clothes smelled burnt and the timer didn't seem to advance, on the low heat setting it works fine but the timer stll doesn't advance. I already have about $125 into it and would really like to find the root of the problem, any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

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Stop !!! You are creating a much larger problem by trying to fix this at this point.To correct the problems it has now is not going to be practical to cost.My advise is to push this aside before you have a disaster.Buy a new /used dryer that is working and when it does need a repair you let me know,do not try to repair anything your not sure of because it makes it impossible to correct the added problems at a low cost.

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