The hot wire relay on my GE Monogram oven has given up the ghost, and it looks like it's NLA. There's some crazy guy on ebay selling replacements for like $600, but what I'm wondering is what's so special about this thing?
These relays don't use electromagnetic coils, but instead use some kind of bimetallic strip to close the contacts. I think they were traditionally used on ovens and big motors, but not sure if they're used now.
Can I replace it with a $30 high amperage contactor on DigiKey? Or do they draw too much coil current? Is there a standard replacement for GE P/N WB21X5362? This same relay was used on Thermadors and Jennairs as well.