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I would check the heating element for continuity. If you don't have a multimeter, you could buy a cheap one or borrow one maybe? I found a video on youtube in case you need to know how to do it. Good luck
Your heating element is most likely burned out . Have you made certain all of your lint vents for the dryer are not clogged ? Also , be certain to clean the lint filter every time you use the dryer. A buildup of lint in the dryer , in the hoses & on the back of the dryer inside in between the drum & the outer covering can get so hot it will catch on fire when the heat is working , and also , without a fire will burn up your heating element.
Very likely the front support bearing is worn through and cracked there are also three drum slides that are positioned on the bearing which very likely worn to nothing and will need to be replaced as well. For model # NVLR333ET0WB replacement part numbers are:
FRONT BEARING: WE3X77
BEARING SLIDES: WE3X87
This looks like it is an older model. The normal place I check for parts doesn't stock the heating element. I found an alternative place but the part is $90.
The element is in the large round area that surrounds the drum assembly. Here's a diagram. The heating element is part number 512. The line doesn't reach all the way there but I think the element is the two dark rings inside the housing. Here the page with the parts listing. You'll note that the model number is the same but the brand is GE. GE makes hotpoint.
It sounds as if your heating element may have broken in one area and fallen against the element shround and grounded itself out. This will cause the element to bypass the safety circuitry and continue to heat, but at a lower wattage. You were very diligent in unplugging the dryer.
You will have to replace the heating element. Do not attempt to repair the element as this will only cause a hot spot and will burn in two again.
possibly something grounding the element to the housing. what brand of dryer do you have? GE/Hotpoint dryers are good at allowing things like underwires from a bra to get into the element area and ground out the element. or possibly the element has broken and the broken end has fallen against the housing. hope this helps