Has anybody ever repaired a cracked frypot on a Henny Penny 580 pressure cooker? The repair company I usually use said they have welded them in the past, but that now they are a partner with Henny Penny and are no longer allowed to do so. Called HP, they do not recommend repairing, they will not sell replacement pot--they give you a trade in allowance toward a new unit (new one costs appx $12000). My questions are : 1) Anybody ever done this I would not be doing the welding myself); 2) How hard is it to get the frypot out (if possible at all). I manage a KFC (my brother in law owns) and I do a lot of repairs but don't want to bite off more than I can chew.