Introduction

This guide will teach the user how to install a new motor for the device.

Unplug popper.
  • Unplug popper.

  • Remove plastic lid by picking the lid up.

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Flip the popper on its side.
  • Flip the popper on its side.

  • Remove the screws on the bottom with the Phillips #2 phillips head screwdriver.

  • There are seven screws on the base. Five screws on the perimeter (12mm Philips #2 screws) and two in the middle (15 mm Philips #2 screws).

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Remove the base.
  • Remove the base.

  • Save the screws you took out of the bottom in a safe place. They will be needed to reattach the housing to the base.

  • Unscrew the two screws (10 mm Philips #2 screws) from the base.

  • Remove the base and set it aside for now.

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Locate the power switch connected to the side of the housing. Carefully pinch the sides of the power switch.
  • Locate the power switch connected to the side of the housing.

  • Carefully pinch the sides of the power switch.

  • Push the power button up and out of the housing.

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Now that the power switch is removed from the housing, you have to remove the wires connected to the power switch.
  • Now that the power switch is removed from the housing, you have to remove the wires connected to the power switch.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the wires loose from the power switch.

  • The wires should pop easily out from the power switch.

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Remove the power switch from the device.
  • Remove the power switch from the device.

  • You can now replace the power switch if necessary.

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Now that the power switch is disconnected from the popper, you will need to remove the white top. Gently remove the heating component from the popper.
  • Now that the power switch is disconnected from the popper, you will need to remove the white top.

  • Gently remove the heating component from the popper.

  • Unscrew the four screws (11mm Philips #2 screws) that connect the white top to the housing.

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Remove the white top from the housing.
  • Remove the white top from the housing.

  • Save the screws from previous step. You will need them to connect the new housing to the white top.

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Now that the white top is disconnected from the housing, remove the heating component from inside the device.
  • Now that the white top is disconnected from the housing, remove the heating component from inside the device.

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Unscrew the three screws (10 mm Philips #2 screws) that hold the heating component together.
  • Unscrew the three screws (10 mm Philips #2 screws) that hold the heating component together.

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Make sure to keep the screws.  You will need them to put the heating component back together.
  • Make sure to keep the screws. You will need them to put the heating component back together.

  • Pull the heating component apart.

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Locate the fan. Pull the fan off the motor firmly but gently.
  • Locate the fan.

  • Pull the fan off the motor firmly but gently.

  • When you pull the fan off the motor, be careful. Do not pull to hard or you will break the motor.

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You can now replace the fan.
  • You can now replace the fan.

  • If there is debris stuck in the fan, you can easily clean it out from the fan in this step.

The fan sounded funny, so I have taken my popcorn popper apart, and removed the fan. The center hole in the plastic fan where it attaches to the motor shaft is cracked and the fan needs to be replaced. Do you have any idea where I can get a new one? This seems to be a special part made of a high heat resistant plastic.

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Unscrew the two screws (2.5mm #0 Philips screws) that connect the motor to the fan base using the #0 Philips screwdriver. Remember to keep the screws.  You will need them to reassemble the popper.
  • Unscrew the two screws (2.5mm #0 Philips screws) that connect the motor to the fan base using the #0 Philips screwdriver.

  • Remember to keep the screws. You will need them to reassemble the popper.

  • Remove the motor from the fan base.

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Now you will need to un-solder the wires that are connected to the motor.
  • Now you will need to un-solder the wires that are connected to the motor.

  • These websites might be helpful: Theoatc Wikipedia

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Once the motor is un-soldered, you can easily replace the motor.  You will need to make sure you attach the wires correctly.  This website might be helpful in deciding where the wires connect:How Stuff Works
  • Once the motor is un-soldered, you can easily replace the motor. You will need to make sure you attach the wires correctly. This website might be helpful in deciding where the wires connect:How Stuff Works

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Conclusion

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

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