Good morning everyone!
Just went through an event with my MES 40 inch where it would not heat up much past 110 degrees. So I embarked on the whole "lets fix this thing" journey. First I replaced the heating element recently. However, I could not get it go past 195degrees and that was with pushing the the control to max 275 degrees. So I did a little more research and some suggest replacing the thermostat (I bought them on AMAZON). I open the door and there it is on the left side of the box toward the top. I was very disappointed to see you have to have access to the rear of the unit since it is riveted down...lol.
So I think maybe what I am going to do is use a dremel to cut a hole in the back metal plate replace the thermostat from the back side, and then cover the hole with a bigger piece of metal with metal screws. That way if I need to replace it again it will be easy.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?? Has anyone replaced one of these?