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!

  1. Unplug your device before proceeding with disassembly.
    • 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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  2. 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.

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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.

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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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    • 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.

    • 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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