Introduction

This guide requires basic soldering skills and confidence working with delicate wiring. It also requires a pair of sturdy pliers.

If you are unfamiliar with soldering and de-soldering, make sure to check out iFixit's Soldering Skills page before attempting this replacement!

Image 1/2: Remove the four 14mm screws from the bottom of the Panini Press using the T10 Screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the four 14mm screws from the bottom of the Panini Press using the T10 Screwdriver.
  • Unplug your device before proceeding with disassembly.

  • Remove the four 14mm screws from the bottom of the Panini Press using the T10 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Mark the plug wire connected to the red wire with a piece of tape. This will be used as a reference for reassembly.
  • Lift up the plastic cover to expose the plug wiring.

  • Mark the plug wire connected to the red wire with a piece of tape. This will be used as a reference for reassembly.

it doesn't matter red or blue it's just AC power

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Image 1/3: Slide off the white cap. Image 2/3: Repeat these steps for the second white cap. Image 3/3: Repeat these steps for the second white cap.
  • Use the pliers to pinch the widest point of the cap. This should be done opposite of the already existing crimps.

  • Slide off the white cap.

  • Repeat these steps for the second white cap.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four uncovered 10mm screws with the PH2 Screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the four uncovered 10mm screws with the PH2 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the two rubber screw covers from the bottom of the Panini Press.

  • Remove the four uncovered 10mm screws with the PH2 Screwdriver.

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  • Lift the plastic lower heating element up and place to the side for reassembly. You have now disconnected the plug wiring completely.

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Image 1/2: These screws may be difficult to remove. Image 2/2: These screws may be difficult to remove.
  • Using the PH2 screwdriver and a bit of force, remove the two 10mm screws holding the thermal switch to the cooking surface.

  • These screws may be difficult to remove.

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  • Using the PH2 screwdriver, remove the single 10mm screw connecting the red wiring cover to the cooking surface.

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Image 1/1: Replace the missing solder.
  • Now pull both the thermal switch and the red wire to the back of the press, allowing easier access to the heating element leads.

  • Replace the missing solder.

  • The left lead, marked with a red circle, is connected to 2 white wires.

  • The right lead, marked with a yellow circle, is connected to 2 red wires.

Don't hold the soldering iron like that- you'll burn your fingers !!

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Conclusion

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

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