This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your American Era Electric Rice Cooker, use our service manual.

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  • Start with the rice cooker unplugged, on a flat surface.

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  • Remove the lit and pot and turn upside down.

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Image 1/3: Remove the bottom plate by lifting one of the rubber feet. Image 2/3: Remove the bottom plate by lifting one of the rubber feet. Image 3/3: Remove the bottom plate by lifting one of the rubber feet.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two screws.

  • Remove the bottom plate by lifting one of the rubber feet.

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Image 1/2: Use a 3/8" or 8 mm flathead screwdriver to remove these six screws. Image 2/2: Use a 3/8" or 8 mm flathead screwdriver to remove these six screws.
  • We're inside! Here's our first look at the circuitry. Let's take it apart.

  • Use a 3/8" or 8 mm flathead screwdriver to remove these six screws.

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Image 1/2: Use pliers to bend the metal tab into a U shape. Image 2/2: Align the tab with the slot so that it falls through.
  • Find the metal tab that connects the center button to the switch lever.

  • Use pliers to bend the metal tab into a U shape.

  • Align the tab with the slot so that it falls through.

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Image 1/2: Grab the center button and pull the heating plate upward. The gray metal ring should come out with it. Image 2/2: Grab the center button and pull the heating plate upward. The gray metal ring should come out with it.
  • Turn the rice cooker right-side up.

  • Grab the center button and pull the heating plate upward. The gray metal ring should come out with it.

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Image 1/1: Remove the temperature sensor.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw connecting the temperature sensor to the heating element.

  • Remove the temperature sensor.

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Image 1/3: Remove the center button from the heating element. Image 2/3: Remove the center button from the heating element. Image 3/3: Remove the center button from the heating element.
  • Three bent metal tabs connect the center button to the heating element. Use pliers to flatten these three tabs.

  • Remove the center button from the heating element.

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Image 1/2: Remove the control panel from the outside of the rice cooker. Image 2/2: Remove the control panel from the outside of the rice cooker.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the control panel.

  • Remove the control panel from the outside of the rice cooker.

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Image 1/3: Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove two screws securing the switch lever to the control panel plate. Remove the switch lever. Image 2/3: Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove two screws securing the switch lever to the control panel plate. Remove the switch lever. Image 3/3: Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove two screws securing the switch lever to the control panel plate. Remove the switch lever.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the rectangular fiberglass plate. This should free the two light bulbs.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove two screws securing the switch lever to the control panel plate. Remove the switch lever.

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Image 1/2: Pull the switch assembly apart into its parts. Careful not to lose any of these small parts! Image 2/2: Pull the switch assembly apart into its parts. Careful not to lose any of these small parts!
  • Use pliers or hex wrench to hold the nut while using a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw holding the switch assembly together.

  • Pull the switch assembly apart into its parts. Careful not to lose any of these small parts!

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  • And here we have it: a fully disassembled rice cooker.

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