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

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

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Remove the lit and pot and turn upside down. Remove the lit and pot and turn upside down. Remove the lit and pot and turn upside down.
  • Remove the lit and pot and turn upside down.

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two screws. Remove the bottom plate by lifting one of the rubber feet. 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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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.
  • 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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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Find the metal tab that connects the center button to the switch lever. Use pliers to bend the metal tab into a U shape.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw connecting the temperature sensor to the heating element.
  • 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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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. 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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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.
  • 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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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. 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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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!
  • 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.
  • And here we have it: a fully disassembled rice cooker.

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