Dear Alan Lewis: The Answer to your question is yes you can replace
the heating elements or the thermostat on your Vulcanizer. Before
you buy any of these diagnose the problem. Then get the size of your
plates and measure the elements and check how the themostat is
attached and if you have a digital camera get an image that you can
send. I would recommend that you do a prelimanry testing your self.
The heating elements are usually wired such that if there is a
breach the power light will not turn on.
Ready or the thermostat light on means that the poer is there and
the set temp is reached. If your Vulcanizer is showing both light
on. Chances are your Thermostat is bad. In this case the elements
will not heat up as the Thermostat cuts of the power to the
You may check the heating elements by wiring them directly. If they
are good they should start warming up immediately. I have a feeling
that this is just a stuck thermostat.
If you need any help let me know (online it would be better). I have
the parts that you would need for the Vulcanizer. Thermostats,
Heating elements etc.