Introduction

This guide will help you remove the power cord and requires the use of a soldering iron. Check out this soldering guide for help if you don't know how to solder.

  1. Twist the plastic lid counterclockwise to unlock it.
    • Twist the plastic lid counterclockwise to unlock it.

    • Lift the lid to remove it from the container.

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  2. Carefully remove the blade from the container.
    • Carefully remove the blade from the container.

    • For reassembly, the teeth on the metal shaft line up with slots on the inside of the plastic hole.

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    • With your hand, twist the container counter-clockwise until it unlocks from the base. Remove the container by lifting it straight up.

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    • Use your fingers to pry out the two rubber feet from the bottom cover of the base.

    • The two feet furthest from the button tower contain screws. The other two feet do not.

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    • Use the Phillips #2 screwdriver to unscrew the two 12.7-mm screws underneath the rubber feet.

    • Use the same screwdriver to unscrew the 15.88-mm screw from the back of the chopper.

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    • Firmly lift the bottom cover off of the base.

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    • Remove the smaller white gear by lifting it up with your hand.

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    • Use a pair of pliers or any other clamping tool to securely hold the blade-shaft that sits above the base.

    • Grab the gear with your other hand and turn CLOCKWISE. Unlike most screws, the gear is reverse-threaded to allow the blade to spin.

    • Continue turning the gear until completely removed from the blade-shaft.

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    • Use your hand to firmly pull the blade-shaft from the base.

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    • Using Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew two 12.7-mm screws in the middle of the base.

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    • Unwind power cord from the base pegs.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the base from the main body.

    • These two plastic prongs are pressed fit into the base. It may take some effort to pry the base completely off.

    • Once freed, lift the base panel from the main body. The motor and power cable are connected to this panel.

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    • Pull the power cord wires up from underneath the wire hook on the side of the motor.

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    • Carefully cut into black wire casing for both wires using a small knife and peel away the black casing.

    • Only cut deep enough to remove the casing.

    • For reassembly you will need black electrical tape to keep the wires from being exposed.

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    • Using a soldering kit, remove the solder for the black power cord from the circuit board.

    • Follow this soldering guide if you need extra help!

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    • Use a small knife to cut the copper wires from the bracket holding the black wire and power cord together.

    • For reassembly the copper wires will need to be soldered together.

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Conclusion

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

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