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The heat setting control failed - keeping the heat to stay on high - even in the off position. Contection bands do not connect properly. I need to replace just that part that controls the heat settings.for the Presto HeatDish - "Parabolic Electric Heater" Thank you, Thomas Rigney

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Unfortunately these units have a history of welding the contacts together...the thermostat is too light for the current draw...
As far as getting anew one... the thermostats are Chinese made and are not available.
Depending on where you purchased the unit you may be able to get it replaced by them, Costco has been know to replace these units...
As far as Presto goes they see thse heaters as a disposable item...sad...

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to comment back...


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