2 replacement heating elements and covers for $10.00.
Heating elements last quite a while, especially if the setting on the heat sealer is set to the lowest heat required to seal a bag. In the event you do need to replace one, it's very easy. Just remove the 4 screws holding the heat seal cover in place and then the 2 screws holding the heating element. Replace the element and a new cover by reversing the process. All in all, it takes less then 5 minutes.