I guess it's about time and I'm due. My 2 year old 40" MES decided to die on me with 20 pounds of butt and 22 pounds of beef brisket ready to shove in it. Mine has the cover plate on the back so I pulled it and sure enough..... one of those goofy connections had gone South. Seems to me like it would be so easy to put a connection in there that wouldn't burn up. I luckily had my soldering gun here at the house and was able to solder the connection and wrap it in tape. It's doin it's thing again. Hopefully it will last the night.