Yes you can. Plastic shafts break very easily. You'll have to pry the star washer off of the round shaft under the base. This will allow you to remove base from the side. The part number on the back of the switch. Use a small nail or unfold a large paper clip to release the wires from the switch. I found the replacement switch on eBay for 5.00. Remember to mark you wires or take a picture before removing them. Always unplug the unit from the wall before working on it.
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Well stocked hardware stores have knobs that fit the heat controls on units like the Corningware slow cooker. That's either a local hardware store or a "big box" store. And Radio Shack or another big electronics parts places might, too. Notice the shaft of the control. It's almost certainly round with a "flat spot" on it. The flat spot is manufactured on the shaft of the control so the knob will have a place to "grip" the shaft and not slip.The knobs are pretty standard in the electrical industry. They're used for stuff like light dimmers and such. If you can measure the shaft, you'll probably find it's 1/4" in diameter - a standard size. Call your local True Value or Ace Hardware and explain the problem. It's almost a sure bet that they've got a solution. Make a measurement and make a call. If they've got one, go ahead and pack your cooker in with you, just to be sure. They can check the fit. One trip is all it should take. The staff at the hardware store is waiting to help you. They want you to call.
For what it's worth, when the handle on my mother-in-law's crockpot broke, I went to Home Depot and bought a cheap wooden drawer knob (about $1 as I recall). I put a plastic washer between the knob and the glass and another under the screw head from the bottom (to prevent cracking the lid), tightened the screw and good as new.
You can check with the manufacturer. They should have replacement parts available. You can also search the web, Ebay and Amazon. I found handles for my crock pot lids from a company on the web. You can also try a home improvement store. I know they carry knobs for all sorts of appliances.