Introduction

This repair/ replacement may be needed if the lettering on the knobs have worn off or if the knobs have been snapped off.

Parts

No parts required.

Ensure device is turned unplugged, cooled down and clean before attempting any replacements.
  • Ensure device is turned unplugged, cooled down and clean before attempting any replacements.

  • Remove cooking plates by pushing in the tabs on each side of the plate at the same time.

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Remove the six 5.5mm Phillips #2 screws that secure the bottom heating coil to the device.
  • Remove the six 5.5mm Phillips #2 screws that secure the bottom heating coil to the device.

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  • Remove the four 30 mm Phillips #2 screws that secure the bottom heating apparatus.

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  • Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #2 screw next to center black button.

  • After removing the center screw the metal plate should be free to remove.

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  • Lift the bottom heating apparatus up and remove large black center piece by pushing down on black button while sliding out.

  • Realign all surface and put device back together making sure all parts are lined up and heating surfaces are making contact.

  • The aligned parts will allow the cooking surfaces to work properly.

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  • Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #2 screws that secure the knob circuit board.

  • Move the circuit board to the side so it is out of the way.

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  • Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #2 screws that secure the white plastic LED holder.

This would be helpful except that I need the knobs !

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  • Pinch back plastic arms on knob while pulling out the knob.

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  • Pop the new knob back into the hole and the repair is complete.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you find the replacement knobs?

Chris Reece - Reply

im in same boat can't find the dials/knobs- 2 of mine are broken and useless

Mark Stevens - Reply

Cuisinart offers NO help. I will have to toss out a $100.00 unit over a $2.00 part.

Nick - Reply

I have several cuisinart appliances. I won't ever buy another. I need one replacement knob, the best they can do is 20 percent off on a new griddler . I can get that from bed bath and beyond. Thanks cuisinart, finding new brands. Cuisinart is dead to me.

allen brathwaite - Reply

Same here 2 knobs broken in 2 years and no way to find a new one

benoitcerrina - Reply

My model is the 8n, but your diagram looks the same. I to can't find the replacement knobs! The machine still works fine, but the knobs have broken, and fall off the machine! Where do I find knobs? Thanks for any guidance.

Jack A Casey Jr - Reply

Same comment. Any moron can figure out how to disassemble this appliance but without a source of parts for those that are broken then wtf? So Mr Genius……where the !&&* do we get some new knobs?

namesi - Reply

Same problem…..easy disassembly that a moron could do but without a source of replacement parts, in this case a new knob, what’s the use. Anyone out there know where some knobs can be found?

namesi - Reply

Where can i buy the heating coil for the model Gr-4?

Ronaldo Assumpcao - Reply

Hi to all

One does not need new knobs. If you follow the dismantling process above, you will see a metal U shaped item around the knob

shaft on the inside of the unit. If you push this U Shaped item onto the knobs from the inside, it will clamp the knob and function as new.

The only thing I did extra was to put some crazy blue on the interface between the knob and the U item, to prevent the U item

from sliding toward the inside of the unit. By the way, one has to remove just the 4 Phillips screws under the lower griddle to lift the

heating element and the supporting plate. I also put some crazy glue between the 4 standoffs and the housing to prevent them

from tipping off while re-assembling.

Finally I am using a short extension cord with SWITCH, to turn the unit on and off, to minimize future failures by not turning the

unit ON with the center knob.

Gallileo - Reply

Sorry Gallileo, people want to turn on a countertop grill with the knob and not use crazy glue for any appliance that heats up. Cuisinart is a big fail with this.

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