Question about Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker
I have used this waffle iron with great success for almost a decade. I have two problems: 1. the handle for the lid is quite loose (the problem is getting critical, as I am concerned that the handle will fall off); and 2. it appears that the lid is no longer heating or is not heating consistently. The heating problem just started in the past week. As the unit heats up, with out batter, the lid seems to get sufficiently warm to make decent waffles, but with repeated use, the tops of the waffles are undercooked. I checked the wiring underneath and everything is clean and intact. I cannot figure out how to open the top to tighten the screws and check the wire connections. There appears to be a slot for a screwdriver, but this does not allow the iron to disconnect from the cover. Suggestions?
The screw that holds the metal cover to the grid is hidden under the black Cuisinart piece on the top. There are 4 ears which lock it down. I'm not sure the best way to get them open, as I broke mine opening it. Looks like if you take a metal putty knife, and push toward the hinge from the handle, at the end of the radius at each side, it may pop off for you. The other two are about 3/4" off the back of the piece, and should get out of the way as you lift the front.
Now, does anyone know where to get a replacement black cuisinart piece?
Proceed at your own risk, this information is worth what you paid for it, and I broke mine in the process.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Hello, I figured out how to take the top off with out breaking anything. Use a small screwdriver to take the black piece on the top by pushing the tabs in the back of the piece. You can reach these two tabs through the hinge. If you open the lid half way, you can actually see the tabs through an opening where the hinge is.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Open the waffle iron so the top and bottom form a 90* angle. This gives you greater access to the tabs. Insert the screwdriver into the hinge hole at a 45* angle keeping the blade flat and in contact with the metal cover. As described above, the tab should be 3/4 in. from the rear of the black plastic cover. Feel around and gently push the tab until that side comes up. Repeat for the other side. When both of the rear tabs are released the entire cover can slide to the rear releasing the front tabs. You'll see the screw holding down the metal cover.
Alternately, drill a hole in the plastic cover centered laterally and 1/2" from the front edge of the plastic cover. Be careful to only penetrate the plastic piece. This will give you access to the screw without removing the cover although you'll be left with a hole in the plastic cover.
Posted on Oct 15, 2016
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