Freaky. This just happened to me this morning. Except we don't have a spare.
Any reason why you guys don't switch to the low density elements? They work much better and the melt down is so much less of a problem! not to mention cleaning is a heck of a lot easier as well.
Well I started with medium density heating elements.
It was a cost decision on my part because I have 12 elements.
I am sure I will be replacing elements at some point and I will consider Low Density elements.
I think a10t2 has a commercial heating elements.