Introduction

This replacement requires you to be confident with simple wiring as well as basic soldering skills. If you are unfamiliar with soldering and de-soldering, make sure to check out iFixit's Soldering Skills page before attempting this replacement!

Unplug your device before proceeding with disassembly. 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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Lift up the plastic cover to expose the plug wiring.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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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Remove the two rubber screw covers from the bottom of the Panini Press. 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. Lift the plastic lower heating element up and place to the side for reassembly. You have now disconnected the plug wiring completely.
  • 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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Remove the two 10mm screws connecting the thermal switch with the PH2 Screwdriver and a bit of force. These screws may be difficult to remove.
  • Remove the two 10mm screws connecting the thermal switch with the PH2 Screwdriver and a bit of force.

  • These screws may be difficult to remove.

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De-solder the connection between the wires and the thermal switch.
  • De-solder the connection between the wires and the thermal switch.

  • Refer to this page if you need to brush up on your soldering skills.

  • Replace the thermal switch.

  • The lead on the red (with the small hole), marked in red, connects to the white wire.

  • The lead on the right, marked in blue, connects to the blue wire.

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Conclusion

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

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