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I have an older model waffle make. Toastmaster model 287 that has stopped heating and the "power on" light is not sowing power. I took the machine apart and I imagine the ceramic heating element ,or what ever the name for that piece is, is broken. can one find a new ceramic piece to fix it? is has "A 185 deg C" printed on the side and Z42/43, 10/250 on the top.

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THAT IS A FUSE you should be able yo get one from someone on line GOOGLE high temp fuse 185c and see what come up . we have them here , but we are a service center . so if i can get one so can you, somewhere .

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I don't have a problem, I would like to know if it is possible to purchase parts for the toastmaster #287 waffle iron? We have a toastermaster#287 & we love it. I took it apart, cleaned it inside &...

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