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.

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

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Loosen the outer metal shell from the plastic base by holding the plastic base while pulling up on the metal shell.
  • 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. Disconnect the cable clips from the circuit board using the tweezers to free the outer metal shell from the plastic base.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Insert the tweezers between the spring and the bottom of the lever to release the spring.

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Remove spring from the bottom of the lever. 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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Insert the tweezers between the two metal flaps located at 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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