Minimax 250 heater, prone to parts failure as many of you know. Long story short:
1) Igniter broke after 6 years of use, replaced last October, failed 6 months later
2) Ordered one from Amazon, carefully opened the package, the element was cracked into 2 pieces, sent back
3) Got a new one on exchange, element cracked into several pieces, gonna send that back too...
Why are these so delicate? The item is actually manufactured by Norton, model 271R. There are "replacement models" online, cheaper, but I am hesitant to do this.
Any ideas? Thank you in advance.