Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the heating element and/or the thermostat. The process of removing either or both parts is the same; therefore, we have combined them into one guide. First, the device will have to be opened. Please see the guide for lid replacement to start the process of opening the device.

Begin by removing the condensation catcher to expose the screw. Pinch the condensation catcher from both sides and pull. Begin by removing the condensation catcher to expose the screw. Pinch the condensation catcher from both sides and pull.
  • Begin by removing the condensation catcher to expose the screw. Pinch the condensation catcher from both sides and pull.

Remove the screw that was behind the condensation catcher using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2.
  • Remove the screw that was behind the condensation catcher using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2.

Remove the piece that was held by the screw by pulling out from the top, then pulling up. This will expose the hinges for the lid. Remove the piece that was held by the screw by pulling out from the top, then pulling up. This will expose the hinges for the lid.
  • Remove the piece that was held by the screw by pulling out from the top, then pulling up. This will expose the hinges for the lid.

To remove the hinges, rotate the bottom of the rod upwards, then push inwards to pull them out. Repeat the process for both sides. This will allow the lid to be removed. To remove the hinges, rotate the bottom of the rod upwards, then push inwards to pull them out. Repeat the process for both sides. This will allow the lid to be removed. To remove the hinges, rotate the bottom of the rod upwards, then push inwards to pull them out. Repeat the process for both sides. This will allow the lid to be removed.
  • To remove the hinges, rotate the bottom of the rod upwards, then push inwards to pull them out. Repeat the process for both sides. This will allow the lid to be removed.

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Locate the piece on the black plastic trim that is opposite from where the hinges were. Carefully, pry this piece from the bottom to get the tab from behind the stainless steel to in front of the steel as shown. Locate the piece on the black plastic trim that is opposite from where the hinges were. Carefully, pry this piece from the bottom to get the tab from behind the stainless steel to in front of the steel as shown.
  • Locate the piece on the black plastic trim that is opposite from where the hinges were. Carefully, pry this piece from the bottom to get the tab from behind the stainless steel to in front of the steel as shown.

Next, you must remove the upper black trim which is connected to the inside liner with tabs. To do this you must hold the interior walls still, while rotating the trim so that the tabs line up with the slots. (tabs cannot be seen at this point, pics are to give you an idea of what you cannot see inside the device) Next, you must remove the upper black trim which is connected to the inside liner with tabs. To do this you must hold the interior walls still, while rotating the trim so that the tabs line up with the slots. (tabs cannot be seen at this point, pics are to give you an idea of what you cannot see inside the device)
  • Next, you must remove the upper black trim which is connected to the inside liner with tabs. To do this you must hold the interior walls still, while rotating the trim so that the tabs line up with the slots. (tabs cannot be seen at this point, pics are to give you an idea of what you cannot see inside the device)

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the screws from the control module to expose wired connections. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the screws from the control module to expose wired connections.
  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the screws from the control module to expose wired connections.

Unplug thermostat from control module
  • Unplug thermostat from control module

Remove red and blue wires from heating element to fully detach from control module. This is done by removing the screws on the heating element terminals using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2.
  • Remove red and blue wires from heating element to fully detach from control module. This is done by removing the screws on the heating element terminals using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2.

Again, using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the three screws holding the heating element assembly to the bowl. This will remove the heating element and the thermostat. Again, using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the three screws holding the heating element assembly to the bowl. This will remove the heating element and the thermostat.
  • Again, using a Phillips head screwdriver, size PH2, remove the three screws holding the heating element assembly to the bowl. This will remove the heating element and the thermostat.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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