Before disassembly, make sure that the device is unplugged.
  • Before disassembly, make sure that the device is unplugged.

  • Unscrew the two 17.83 mm black screws located on the handle.

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Separate the shell from the main component.
  • Separate the shell from the main component.

  • Make sure that the each piece is free from debris.

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Continue to pull the components apart. For reassembly, put the silver encasing on before the the black cover. For reassembly, put the silver encasing on before the the black cover.
  • Continue to pull the components apart.

  • For reassembly, put the silver encasing on before the the black cover.

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Locate the thermal cutout under the coils of the heating element.
  • Locate the thermal cutout under the coils of the heating element.

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Test the thermal cutout for continuity using the multimeter.
  • Test the thermal cutout for continuity using the multimeter.

  • Make sure the multimeter is set to 200 ACV and bring the probes toward the thermal cutout.

  • If the numbers on the multimeter continue to change, the circuit is closed and properly functioning.

  • If the multimeter reads a consistent number, the circuit is opened and the thermal cutout needs to be replaced.

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To replace the thermal cutout, use the spudgers to extract the object.
  • To replace the thermal cutout, use the spudgers to extract the object.

  • To remove, wedge it back and forth until it comes free.

  • You do not need to take out the gold piece, only the thermal cutout.

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Replace the old thermal cutout with a new thermal cutout by snapping it into place.
  • Replace the old thermal cutout with a new thermal cutout by snapping it into place.

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Conclusion

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

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