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Broken Lid handle

I have used my Smart Pot to cook for the family for just over a year. I'd say we use it about two to three times a month. The plastic handle just fell apart this morning when I lifted the lid. Where can I get a replacement handle?

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Re: Broken Lid handle - Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

Call the manufactur, they have replacements

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

Re: Broken Lid handle

My lid broke too. I found a replacement here I will be ordering it today.

Posted on Mar 15, 2007

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Re: Broken Lid handle

We had the same problem with ours , if you have the time and patients you can repair these quite easy . I am the come to when something is broke since I do this on a daily basis. This method will work on most if not all brands of slow cookers with plastic handles
For these repairs I recommend JB weld , the industrial will endure heat up to 500* the handles should not ever hit that high so it is safe to use . ( I do not have any links to them this is from personal experience only)
Things you will need to do this project :
The major pieces that are broken ,
JB weld (found at most stores like lowes , home depot , or even walmart in automotive)
Disposable plates (you will need several )
Disposable spatulas (popsicle sticks worke well for this)
Tooth picks
1 flexable cutting board (can be found at most dollar stores in a 2 pak)
Sand paper in several grits from the roughest (100-) to the silkiest (320+)
Paint grille paint works well
Items you may wish to use :
Bamboo skewer
Hot glue
You will understand the above shortly .
Clean work area that will allow you to spred out and not be disturbed during the curing times
Start out by finding the major peices of the broken part in this case the handle. Next clean a work area off , take a disposable paper plate or such spread two (2) equal parts of the jb weld on to the plate take a disposable spatula such as a craft stick , and mix the epoxy is off white and black so when it mixes it will be a grey color . Mixing takes just a few short minutes to do . Take your parts and make sure you have them lined up as they need to go take a tooth pick and spread this on to the pieces that need to be joined both sides . Place them to gether , wait a few minutes and spread a bit onto one side of the broken piece . (If you have multipule peices becareful to not get the epoxy on the edges of those pieces you will have to do the the steps seprately , if it is just 2 pieces it is not as bad) spread the extra over the parts squeeze them tite and let sit over nite in a cool dry area under 80* with low humidity to aid in drying , curing time is about 72 hours or so .But you can hand sand down the epoxy after about 12 hours DO NOT put alot of pressure on it , it is still not fully cured ! Flip the handle over and do the same , but remember you are just looking to rough it up a bit dont worry about scuffing up the plastic , Next mix a bit more and try to spread a level layer over the first bit of epoxy extend out a bit .. Flip over and add an addtional layer on the underside sit it down and go about your day , after a few days you can sand it smooth check for any pieces that need filled in and do so at this time . Follow the curing times again and the sand down as above . Once you acheive the repair you want and the smooth finish it is time to wash under cool water and let air dry over nite . Next day , take the bamboo stick and the hot glue (hot glue is not permanate on metal ) , place a glob of hot glue in the screw hole place the skewer in let cool now you have a handle on your handle and you have protected the screw hole . Take out to a well ventalated area and paint allow to dry add a second coat if needed per the directions on the paint . Once you acheive this and your paint is fully cured you can remove the skewer and hot glue by picking it out , hand wash and return the handle to your lid . VOLIA it is fixed for not alot of money . Once you do this you will be amazed at the uses for the epoxy and how very easy it is to do !

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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I need the user instructions for use

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I see I am nearly a month late in replying to your post. I just answered another post and when I finished I saw your question.
This is driectly from the user's manual that you can find here with some difficulty:
(Avoid answering questions by looking for the blue text that says "security code" and clicking that) Then enter the 4 digit code to download the manual that is 209k)

1. Place food in stoneware according to recipe.

2. Plug in Smart-Pot slow cooker. The Power light will begin to flash indicating that the unit is plugged in, but not turned on.

3. Push the Cook Time button to scroll through the timed cooking options. Push once and the 4 hour light will illuminate, twice and the 6 hour light will come on, etc. Select the time based on the length of time indicated in the recipe. Two time options are usually given. The 4 and 6 hour settings are the HIGH temperature setting and may be used when you want your food done quicker. The 8 and 10 hour settings correspond to the LOW temperature setting and is used for all day cooking. In addition your Smart-Pot can be set to the Warm Setting by scrolling through the timed cooking options until the warm

light illuminates.

NOTE: The Warm setting is for keeping already hot food warm. Do not use the warm setting to cook or reheat food.

4. When the cooking time is completed, the Smart-Pot slow cooker will automatically shift to the Warm setting and the Warm light will come on. NOTE: We do not recommend using the Warm setting for more than 4 hours.

5. To turn the Smart-Pot off push the OFF button. Unplug unit from the wall outlet.

6. For other recipes that give a range of times, select the time closest to the setting on your Smart-Pot. For instance a recipe calling for cooking time of 7 to 9 hours on LOW, set your Smart-Pot to 8 hours.

NOTE: If power goes off then power light will blink and settings must be reset. If cook time is changed before the cycle is complete the time will reset to the new setting.

That is pretty much the entire user instructions. Everything else is warnings, cautions, and oh yes; don't submerge it in water yadda yadda....

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