Maximatic Elite EDF-4080 Deep Fryer - Heating Element Replacement
Where can I obtain a replacement heating element? One of the heating elements stopped working: both the power and temperature LEDs
do not light up. I love using this fryer so I just want to get it working again.
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In order to remove the heating element of a Cuisinart deep fryer you need to do the following:
1. Unplug the fryer.
2. Tip the fryer and put the oil into a container.
3. Put the fryer on its side, with the open top over the sink and a bowl in the sink beneath it. Leave it this way so most of the rest of the oil can drain.
4. Wipe the inside of the fryer with a paper towel.
5. Put several layers of newspaper on the counter and stand the electric deep fryer upside down on top of the paper. You will see that there are rubber feet under the base held in by screws.
6. Remove the feet and screws and you will be able to take off the base to expose the electrical workings inside.
7. Locate the heating element which has wires leading to it. Start by removing the wires leading to it and then loosen up and remove the heating element itself.
The problem is that the heating element and front control panel is not sitting in correctly. Remove the heating element/front control panel. Grab the heating element and gently pull it away from the control panel. Use care as you can break the elements off of the control panel. Reinsert and attempt to close the lid. If it does not close, then repeat this process being careful to not over bend the elements. The lid uses two plastic extensions to latch to the control panel and if the control panel is extended away from the fryer front, the lid will not latch. Also the fryer will not work as there are sensors in the control panel to sense if it is close enough to the fryer.
These models are not designed well. They are inexpensive, but not durable. I would check the connections at the element. You may have to mark this up to experience. I am surprised Wal Mart will not just replace it. Do you have your sales slip?