This statement ("No power at the ignitor and we start tracing back to see where it is lost.") tripped a switch in my noggin, and I just followed the juice. I had 120v coming in, but nothing down below.
Took me awhile to find the thermal fuse, but once found, tested, and replaced, all is up and running again.
In retrospect, recall this dryer replaced a similar, but older Kenmore. When I started having the no-heat complaint, all the self-help trees said check the vent for obstructions first.
In doing so, I found a bit of lint in there, but also some ivy had grown around the flapper on the outside bonnet. I didn't think it was holding it closed... Then.
Now, after finding the thermal fuse blown, and getting a pretty good understanding of how these things work, it seems pretty likely to me that the ivy was in fact holding the vent closed, which resulted in the overheat conditions I'd complained about from the start.
(Once ya know all the facts!)
Again Jeff... MANY MANY THANKS for all the great advice you offer here!
2:50pm - Two loads through... Seems to be working OK. Cool!