Introduction

Replacing the spring can be somewhat difficult, so be prepared to deal with a little frustration when removing the spring.

Parts

No parts required.

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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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  • Insert the tweezers between the spring and the bottom of the lever to release the spring.

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Image 1/2: The spring should only be connected to the top of the toaster after this is complete. Image 2/2: The spring should only be connected to the top of the toaster after this is complete.
  • Remove spring from the bottom of the lever.

  • The spring should only be connected to the top of the toaster after this is complete.

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Image 1/1: Hold the spring and turn it sideways to lay it flat along the top of the toaster.
  • Insert the tweezers between the two metal flaps located at the top of the toaster.

  • Hold the spring and turn it sideways to lay it flat along the top of the toaster.

  • Pry the spring from the top of the toaster.

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Conclusion

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

Blaine Oelkers

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