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    Boolit Mold
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    Need Master Caster Heating Element

    My heating element failed after half a dozen sessions and maybe 8 hours of run time but is outside of the generous 90 day Magma warranty.

    Any suggestions on a replacement source and from my experience and reading here any improvements to the design to prevent failures?

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    Have you contacted Magma? They are very reasonable to talk to, and in my expirence they take care of their customers.

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    I looked into one that someone on this site listed when mine went out
    But it is a custom build and the price was over $300.00 ended up buying a replacement from Magma
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    Quote Originally Posted by SODAPOPMG View Post
    I looked into one that someone on this site listed when mine went out
    But it is a custom build and the price was over $300.00 ended up buying a replacement from Magma
    I was afraid of that,,,Magma wont have any till next year and I was trying to find one that was more durable. Mine failed in short order and found many others who have had failures too...thought maybe a more reliable alternative was found.

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    I think it would be possible to bend your own as a measure to get by until a OEM is available.
    New elements can be bent I believe but after some use they get brittle.


    Actually not sure what element they use but you may be able to use a band style heating element. These are many of those on flea bay. Just fine the right one and your in business.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by Plate plinker; 11-15-2021 at 09:56 AM.

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    Many years ago (on internet), I had the larger machine with four molds, the element went on that, being in the UK i had real issues sourcing an element. In the end i had one made up that i retro fitted through the pot. The element was straight bar type, i had to drill through the pot and fitted with a grommet - no leaks or issues once it was fitted, also from memory I thought it was much quicker to heat up.

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    Greetings,

    I looked at the parts diagram and it appears to be a "band heating element".

    Here is a link to McMaster Carr for one that fits a 5" diameter pot.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/heaters/hea...r-barrel-od~5/

    They have lots of other to choose from.

    Also, are there any manufacturer id's and model numbers on the original heating element?

    Magma buys off the shelf elements.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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    Boolit Mold
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    Thanks for the responses, I have been working on this also and have learned the Mica Band heaters just will not be as durable or long lasting. The recommended more durable version is a Mineral Insulated constructed model and in the process in ordering one of those.
    Has anyone changed their Mica band to an MI by chance. I think the MI is what Magma is changing to also but not available till next year.
    Last edited by TrashCan; 11-20-2021 at 01:35 PM.

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    Boolit Master
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    You might try;

    ppe.com around page 1021 and then the second pdf page after that should take care of a pot of your dimension. There is also an 800 number so you can actually talk to someone to discuss options and availability.

    Good Luck

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    Just to add an update.
    I spoke with Magma today 9/30/22 & they still do not have any heating elements.
    They are not taking orders for machines.
    Large & small machines all use the same heating element.

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    I have gotten them from Grainger in the past.

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    A lot of what Magma buys is from Grainger. The trick is to know which things they buy from them.

    Hope this helps.

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