Maybe I can kill 2 birds with one stone... if I am right and you think the transformer is the problem... how the crap do I find a replacement and how do I figure out which one I would need? I think it is a step up transformer (going from 120 volts to 250) and I THINK it would be 4 amps since the board has two 4 amp fuses (or would it be doubled to 8amps?) but after that, I have no idea. This doesn't seem to have a part number or anything on it however this is what is stamped on the top:
Built in thermal fuse
fitted D130 Degrees Celsius
TP76U57F TEN PAO
Any help you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated.