Thanks denman. I checked as described except that I'm not able to get to the motor to check neutral to "1". The readings I got are
s- 2.0 ohms
m- 2.33 kohms
L1- 2.33 k ohms
not quite sure which is the cycling thermostat as I didn't see it labeled in any drawings. As I recall I already had checked the thermal fuse and got a "0.0000" reading.
So far, my best guess is a bad motor. Worst part is that I brought in an old Hotpoint which I discovered has a bad heating element and I have not been able to even rig the element to make it work temporarily by twisting the burned ends back together. THANKS!