I accidentally put the lower plate on the upper section and now can't get it to come off. I've tried pushing the button and tugging and wiggling, but nothing. No troubleshooting in their manual to help me. It's the Cuisinart Griddler Gourmet GRID-8 Series.
What happens is that the upper post (see the back of the plates; there's a quarter inch wide post) slides into a slot not designed for it (too small). To fix, find the post. Slide a table knife in between the plate and the griddler, and twist. This should un-jam the post and free the plate.
Amazing, Salexa4!!! This is exactly what I needed! I was getting desperate. And the tip from pmbCT is really what helped me finish the job! I kept thinking that the jam's source was at the base of the plate (where the two metal brackets are), but reading about the post, I understood the jam was happening closer to the top of the plate (in open position)!
Thanks a bunch :)
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THROAT PLATES ARE HELD ON EACH SIDE WITH A SMALL PIECE OF METAL (SPRING). 1. PLACE THE PLATE AT AN ANGLE OF THE THROAT. 2. AT THE SAME TIME CAREFULLY PUSH EACH SPRING UNDER THE PLATE. 3. SLIDE THE PLATE TOWARDS THE AREA WHERE THE PLATE SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER POSITION.
Try setting the handle in the plates back onto the carrier(bottom). Lightly tap on each plate that is stuck. Now push the plates down (vertically) onto the bottom carrier. Now try turning the dial (side that was stuck). It worked for me. Have my 1090 plates were stuck on the handle. Good luck
To replace the rocker box gaskets, you'll have to remove the bolts on top of the rocker boxes to get them off. You may have to remove the fuel tank(s) and seat. You didn't tell me what year and model bike you're working on. Once you have these bolts off, you can replace the gaskets between the center and the upper parts, the inner gasket and the umbrella if your bike is equipped with them.
To replace the gaskets under the lower plate, work with one plate at the time. Remove the spark plugs and jack the rear wheel off the ground. Put the transmission in high gear and bump the engine over until the piston is at top dead center in the cylinder your working on with both vavles closed. Start by removing the three 1/4" hex head bolts and the two 1/4' socket head bolts. Then, remove the 5/16" bolts on the pushrod side of the engine. Tap the rocker shafts out and remove the rocker arms. Remove the other two 5/16" bolts. Lift the lower plate and replace the gaskets. Do not mix up the pushrods. They are usually color coded as to which position they go in.
To reinstall the lower plate, place the rocker box on top of the cylinder and start all bolts except the two 5/16" bolts on the push rod side of the engine. Put the rocker arms in place and push the shafts through them. Start the remaining two bolts. At this point, your lower rocker box plate is "floating" above the cylinder head. Tighten the four large bolts down until they are all flush with the top of the plate. Then, tighten them down 1/4 turn at the time until they are snug. Then, tighten the six smaller bolts down until they are barely snug. Torque the larger bolt to 15-18 foot pounds and the smaller bolts to 10-13 foot pounds. Wait for the tappest to bleed down to where you can turn them by hand to do the other cylinder. Do it the exact same way as you did the first one.
To install the middle and upper plates, put the center gasket and all other gaskets in place and align the plate. Install the socket head bolts in the top and torque to 100 Inch pounds.
Put the transmission in neutral and lower the bike. Reinstall the spark plugs, the tank(s) and the seat.
Simple fix. Take the fuel tank off and remove the four bolts that hold the rocker box covers on. If the rocker box is leaking there, simply put a new gasket in place, carefully align the top plate and put the bolts back in. Torque them to 100 inch pounds.
If the lower rocker is leaking remove the smaller 1/4" bolts and then remove the larger 5/16 inch bolts. Remove the larger bolts a turn at a time until they are completely loose. Lift the lower rocker plate and replace the gaskets. Reposition the lower plate and align the pushrods in the rocker arms. Do not mix up the push rods, mark them if necessary. Tighten the 5/16" bolts down evenly until just seated. Then put the 1/4" bolts in. Torque the 5/16" bolts to 15-18 ft. lbs and 1/4" 10-13 ft. pounds. Reinstall the middle and upper rocker boxes and torque those bolts.
check and see if the feed dogs are above the needle plate when the needle is in the upright position, then check and see if you have tension in the upper and lower tension units, check this by putting the foot down and gently pulling on the upper thread and pull the lower thread up through the plate and see if it pulls easy or hard if hard then it is good one last thing are the feed dogs in the raised position
Retractor and Tongue—Sedan
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Safety Belt Bolt Bit
T77L-2100A NOTE: Safety Belt Bolt Bit T77L-2100-A should be used for safety belt removal and installation.
Remove rear seat cushion. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Cushion, Rear
Apply knee pressure to lower front portion of the rear seat cushion. Push rearward to disengage rear seat cushion pad and frame (600A88) from rear seat cushion front retainers (63370).
Remove rear seat cushion from vehicle.
Remove rear seat back. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Back, Rear
60/40 Split Bench—Sedan Removal
NOTE: Safety belt bolts do not secure seat back to vehicle.
Remove rear seat cushion as described.
Fold down back seat and remove two bolts in the center of each seat back striker plates.
Remove two bolts from outboard rear seat back frame retaining brackets.
Lift seat back up and pull forward to remove from vehicle.
Remove panel (52018) and quarter trim panel (31012). Refer to Section 01-05 .
Trim Panel, Quarter—Sedan
Remove rear seat. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Pull up on rear section of rear door scuff plate that overlaps lower quarter trim panel.
Pull lower quarter trim panel away from body.
Remove safety belt retaining bolt.
Feed safety belt through lower quarter trim panel.
Remove safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt from quarter panel.
Remove retractor anchor nut and retractor from rear quarter panel.
Remove upper seat belt anchor bolt and anchor from upper rear quarter panel.
Slide anchor plate end of safety belt through the openings in the quarter trim panel.
Remove outboard front safety belt retractor and tongue (611B08) from the vehicle.
Bolt (Part of 611B68)
Upper Rear Quarter Trim Panel
Retractor and Tongue
Rear Quarter Panel (Part of Body)
Lower Rear Quarter Trim Panel
Mounting Stud (Part of Body)
Remove seat belt anchor bolt and retractor and tongue from rear deck panel.
To install, reverse Removal procedure.
Make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted. If it is, remove the twist.
Tighten retractor anchor bolt and safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt to 34-46 Nm (25-33 lb-ft).
I think you are referring to "rocker boxes" on your Sporty. Replace the rubber gaskets between the lower plate and the upper plate. If the lower plate is leaking, you will have to remove the lower plate with the rocker arms and the push rods.
I'd contact the manufacturer (Salton, Inc.) customer service
site for parts or manual. If they don't have them, they should know
where to send you (though if they don't, I'd seriously wonder about the
The same thing is happening to my model and I called the 18009373883 and there is only a one year warranty on it, so if a year has passed your out of luck. If you have a valid receipt then they will give you directions on how to send it in for repairs. Sorry.