New thermal switch in place. The picture is somewhat deceiving - there is only 1 1/2 inches of clearance in here.
The culprit. That's one toasty spade connector.
The co-conspirator. The terminal on the old switch is one step away from falling off.
Thanks to all who chipped in. Mr. Dacor lives to see another day...
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