Introduction

A damaged spring can lead to issues with the toaster lever being fully locked in and released. When the lever is released it should be able to move freely in an upward direction. When the lever is being pushed down, it should move smoothly with slight resistance from the spring.

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  • Make sure that the toaster is unplugged before attempting any sort of disassembly!

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Image 1/2: If this is the first time detaching this piece, it will take some effort to remove. Be careful as pulling too hard can cause damage to the inner lever mechanism. Image 2/2: If this is the first time detaching this piece, it will take some effort to remove. Be careful as pulling too hard can cause damage to the inner lever mechanism.
  • Grip the black plastic lever nub firmly and carefully remove it from the metal lever. Use one hand to hold the toaster in place while you pull the lever nub with the other.

  • If this is the first time detaching this piece, it will take some effort to remove. Be careful as pulling too hard can cause damage to the inner lever mechanism.

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Image 1/3: Flip the toaster back over and slide off the shell making sure to slip the toaster lever (now without the black plastic nub) through the lever opening in the shell. Image 2/3: The outer shell should now only be connected by its internal wiring. Image 3/3: The outer shell should now only be connected by its internal wiring.
  • Flipping the toaster upside down, use a T7 Torx Screwdriver to remove the four 10mm screws that keep the outer shell attached.

  • Flip the toaster back over and slide off the shell making sure to slip the toaster lever (now without the black plastic nub) through the lever opening in the shell.

  • The outer shell should now only be connected by its internal wiring.

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Image 1/2: The shell should now be completely separated from the rest of the toaster. Image 2/2: The shell should now be completely separated from the rest of the toaster.
  • Locate and remove the two 8mm screws that attach the circuit board (located inside of the shell) from the shell itself using the Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • The shell should now be completely separated from the rest of the toaster.

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Image 1/1: The spring in the picture is not damaged.
  • Locate your damaged spring that holds the toaster lever in place.

  • The spring in the picture is not damaged.

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Image 1/2: Then disconnect the top part of the damaged spring from the chassis. Image 2/2: Then disconnect the top part of the damaged spring from the chassis.
  • Disconnect the bottom part of the damaged spring from the lever first.

  • Then disconnect the top part of the damaged spring from the chassis.

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Image 1/2: Check to make sure that the new spring allows the lever to move down with slight resistance and that it pops back up after being released. Image 2/2: Check to make sure that the new spring allows the lever to move down with slight resistance and that it pops back up after being released.
  • Attach the new spring in the same spots that the damaged spring was removed from.

  • Check to make sure that the new spring allows the lever to move down with slight resistance and that it pops back up after being released.

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Conclusion

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

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