Introduction

This is a replacement guide for the bread grabber springs on the Black and Decker TR1278B.

Unplug the toaster before disassembly.
  • Unplug the toaster before disassembly.

  • Remove the carriage lever by pulling it away from the toaster.

Pulling requires a bit of force as the plastic lever is elastically squeezed over the metal tab and the tab as a little “step” that is visible from below the tab that needs to come out.

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Toaster will be turned upside down. Clear crumb tray or work over a paper towel.
  • Toaster will be turned upside down. Clear crumb tray or work over a paper towel.

  • Turn the toaster upside down.

  • Unscrew all four 4mm screws on the bottom using a Phillip's head #2 (PH2) screwdriver.

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Detach the bottom from the front cover using the plastic opening tool.
  • Detach the bottom from the front cover using the plastic opening tool.

Watch out for opposite side (front end) 2 folding metal clamps that hold the front end and must be lifted up at least partially before the next step of lifting the whole cover.

Note also that opening with plastic tool here requires a bit of “force”. I came at it from the side with a thinner plastic tool to help (not unlike trying to remove a tight bike tire from a wheel rim)

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Watch for two folding metal clamps holding the front end. They must be at least partially lifted up before the next step of lifting the cover. Note also that inserting the plastic tool requires some “force”. I came at it a bit more from the side with a thinner plastic tool (cafeteria plastic knife) to help lifting and insert the main plastic tool, not unlike trying to remove a tight tire from a bicycle wheel.

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Turn the toaster right side up.
  • Turn the toaster right side up.

  • Support the bottom. The ribbon cable that connects the toaster to the front cover can be damaged.

  • Lift the front cover.

  • Lift carefully. Again the ribbon cable can be damaged.

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Detach the bundled cable connector from the toaster by carefully pulling it away from the circuit board.
  • Detach the bundled cable connector from the toaster by carefully pulling it away from the circuit board.

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Locate the spring
  • Locate the spring

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Press down on the toaster lever  to gain access to the grabber spring located behind the large metal plate.
  • Press down on the toaster lever to gain access to the grabber spring located behind the large metal plate.

  • Use metal spudger to loosen clamps on spring.

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Use needle nose tweezers to pull the spring off of its hook.
  • Use needle nose tweezers to pull the spring off of its hook.

  • Repeat this step for the opposite side.

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Remove the old spring from the toaster unit to insert the new one.
  • Remove the old spring from the toaster unit to insert the new one.

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Conclusion

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

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