I have a vulcanizer which has TWICE blown its bottom element and
this is a very rarely used vulcanizer. I had huge difficulties
getting the part to repair it four years ago and hold out no hope for
getting it now.
The top plate works fine. I recall the first time it broke down I
managed to finish a mold by flipping it mid way through the process.
I figure that’s what I’ll have to do again. But I hope to be less
ad-hoc this time around. Does anyone have advise or experience with
this? I am wondering if I should go with the regular time and temp or
reduce the temp and extend the time. Any insight would be
I don’t have the model number here as the cursed thing is still at
the repair shop but it’s the Grobet Standard Vulcanizer with dual
plate thermostats in blue with a welded square frame. It’s long been
discontinued but if anyone has experience fixing the beast I’d be
interested in that as well.