Introduction

The base plate of the Krups F203 is deceptively difficult to remove. In order to access the parts on the inside, it is necessary to remove the base plate.

Parts

No parts required.

In each of the four rectangular slots on the bottom of the device, there is an E-shaped clip.
  • In each of the four rectangular slots on the bottom of the device, there is an E-shaped clip.

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Wedge the spudger between the flat side of the E-clip and the outside wall of the slot. Then, loosen up the clip by prying it inward with the spudger.
  • Wedge the spudger between the flat side of the E-clip and the outside wall of the slot. Then, loosen up the clip by prying it inward with the spudger.

  • Try not to break these clips as this will cause structural integrity issues upon reassembly

Hello I need to remove the base as described here to repair th power cord in side. I got 2 of the clips cleared to lift off the base using the spudger, but just can’t get the other 2 released. Any ideas? Thanks

Steve Ferrill - Reply

Work your way around the four clips, loosening each a little at a time. Eventually, all four clips will be loose enough to remove the base plate. Work your way around the four clips, loosening each a little at a time. Eventually, all four clips will be loose enough to remove the base plate.
  • Work your way around the four clips, loosening each a little at a time. Eventually, all four clips will be loose enough to remove the base plate.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks! I was able to repair my broken cord.

wdswaim - Reply

I'mworking on it as we write .

jerry - Reply

Does anyone have a video tutorial explaining how the heck one removes the base?? I bought a spudger and it still doesn't help. It is awfully hard to loosen up.. I kept trying and trying but I stopped cause I'm concerned I might break the clips and the outside which the plastic is starting to stretch.. the clips are starting to lose their shape as well and worried I might break the spudger... Thanks

NeonAera - Reply

I am having the same experience as NeonAera posted. I could clear 2 of the 4 clips, but not the others and getting the same issue of distorting the outside wall of the base , if I continue to try and pry the clips with the spudger. Thanks

Steve Ferrill - Reply

We had a jammed . I disassembled according to the guide, scraped out the rust I found, lubricated with WD40 and reassembled. Went from not moving to working great. I broke all 4 tabs (guess I lack patience…) but gorilla taped it back together and it's totally solid.

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