Introduction

If the toaster door does not stay shut, heat will escape and the toaster will not work properly. This problem can be solved by simply replacing the door spring mechanism.

Make sure that the toaster is unplugged before you begin.
  • Make sure that the toaster is unplugged before you begin.

  • Turn the toaster over with its backside face down.

  • Remove the two Phillips #4 1cm screws that attach the side panels.

Pull downwards (towards the bottom of the unit) and outward to remove the side panels. Pull downwards (towards the bottom of the unit) and outward to remove the side panels.
  • Pull downwards (towards the bottom of the unit) and outward to remove the side panels.

Remove the metal vent piece that is below the door.
  • Remove the metal vent piece that is below the door.

  • This should slide off easily once both of the side panels are removed.

Remove the two Phillips #4 1 cm screws, which connect the bottom panel to the unit.
  • Remove the two Phillips #4 1 cm screws, which connect the bottom panel to the unit.

Remove the crumb tray (the bottom, metal panel) from the toaster unit.
  • Remove the crumb tray (the bottom, metal panel) from the toaster unit.

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Remove the aluminum strip from the bottom of unit; this is the piece that is directly under the door.
  • Remove the aluminum strip from the bottom of unit; this is the piece that is directly under the door.

Remove the knobs by pulling them upward; they should slide right off.
  • Remove the knobs by pulling them upward; they should slide right off.

  • When placing the knobs back on the unit, make sure the semicircle notch fits correctly in the hole so that the knobs don't fall off.

Unhook the bottom of the the display panel from the toaster unit.
  • Unhook the bottom of the the display panel from the toaster unit.

  • It will be a little tough to pry off, but don't be afraid to be forceful. You can use your hands, or pliers, to bend the metal piece backwards.

Begin to detach the back panel from the toaster unit.
  • Begin to detach the back panel from the toaster unit.

  • Then, unhook the rest of the display panel.

  • This will also be a little tough to get off, but don't be afraid to be forceful.

Now, you can clean the outside units of the toaster oven.
  • Now, you can clean the outside units of the toaster oven.

Remove the the heating coil protection bar from the toaster unit by first pulling out the left side.
  • Remove the the heating coil protection bar from the toaster unit by first pulling out the left side.

Finish removing the outside cover by lifting the lid upward.
  • Finish removing the outside cover by lifting the lid upward.

Remove the four Phillips #4 1 cm screws from the back of the unit.
  • Remove the four Phillips #4 1 cm screws from the back of the unit.

Use the screwdriver to remove the spring from the unit. Place the screwdriver inside the spring loop.
  • Use the screwdriver to remove the spring from the unit.

  • Place the screwdriver inside the spring loop.

  • Pull to unhinge the spring from the back panel.

Remove the spring from the door mechanism by pulling it off.
  • Remove the spring from the door mechanism by pulling it off.

  • Replace the old spring with a new spring.

  • When inserting a new spring, make sure that the spring is connected to the lower hole of the back panel (the hole above is used for the back casing).

Conclusion

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

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Great guide! Very clearly-written and accompanying photos captured the process effectively.

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