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The plastic clips at the top of the boiler are broke.

The plastic clips located on the top of the boiler are brittle and breaking apart. Can thes be replaced? These clips isolate the contacts on the top of the boiler .

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It is very ahrd to replace any of the clips on the terminals, but you can use heat shrink tubing and form an insulator on the ends. Remember its heat SHRINK, so make the covers a little longer before you shrink.

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