Introduction

This repair is challenging because the wire that acts as the spring is difficult to bend into the correct shape.

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  • Using the Phillips-head #2 screwdriver, unscrew the three 1cm Phillips-head screws on the plastic base of the toaster to separate the outer metal shell from the plastic base.

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  • Push the plastic push-down handle down and pull the plastic handle straight from metal arm.

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Image 1/1: Only lift the outer shell a little so as not to disconnect the cables that connect the circuit board.
  • Loosen the outer metal shell from the plastic base by holding the plastic base while pulling up on the metal shell.

  • Only lift the outer shell a little so as not to disconnect the cables that connect the circuit board.

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  • Disconnect the cable clips from the circuit board using the tweezers to free the outer metal shell from the plastic base.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the outer metal shell at an angle so as not to damage the components in the front of the toaster. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the outer metal shell at an angle so as not to damage the components in the front of the toaster.
  • Lift the top outer metal shell.

  • Carefully lift the outer metal shell at an angle so as not to damage the components in the front of the toaster.

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  • Press down on the toaster handle to access to the grabber spring located behind the large metal plate.

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  • Locate the grabber spring.

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Image 1/1: Repeat this step for the opposite side.
  • Use the large needle nose pliers to unwind the grabber spring from one side of the carriage to remove.

  • Repeat this step for the opposite side.

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  • Remove the old spring from the toaster unit to insert new.

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Conclusion

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

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