Because of the nature of operation of this site, I don't
know who you spoke with before ... Everyone you encounter at this site is a volunteer, working when they want and, well, not working when they want, from their home, shop or workplace. I don't
know any of the other 14,000 plus question askers
get a suitable response and I don't
know where the other question catcher sent you.
I have done a little research on this and I suggest you try here: http://appliances.lovetoknow.com/Salton_Replacement_Parts
see your product directly but believe if you send them a e-mail they will be able to assist you.
I suspect there is a problem with your safety interlock feature; something is not engaging allowing the device to power on.
Thanks for your question and good luck with your project.
Thanks for being a member ... let me how this progress's