I guess it's good (or bad) to see others with the same issue to aide is fixing my problem.
I have a GE DVL223EB1WW dryer, it quit heating and I thought it may be the heat element since it broke a few years back. The element was broken and I replaced it.
Now, when you turn the timer the heat element heats up and starts to glow. It doesn't matter if the door is open or shut. If you turn the timer to the off position then it shuts the heat off. After reading through a couple of these threads I double checked to make sure I had not installed the element with it touching any part of the metal housing. I have also tested this with the drum out so that would be eliminated.
I'm guessing that the dryer was stopped before the timer was in the off position and thus, the element continued to extreme heat until it broke.
Any added help would be appreciated. Any extra photos you may need I probably have ready. Thank you!