Question about Toasters
We got this toaster oven at wal-mart about 6 weeks ago. Last week thebottom knob (which turns the oven on) broke into several pieces, andnow we cannot use it! Can we get a replacement part (or two, in case itbreaks again?)
I have the same problem with my Euro-Pro. It's approximately 2 years old. The knob (off a round, slotted shaft) in my case was the timer knob. Was using a butter knife, but cut two pieces of sheet metal, one rectangular (steel) and the other smaller and thinner (aluminum) cut one into a pointer, shimmed together in the slot. bent the pointer piece to point to zero.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
Are there multiple knobs that are the same size? If yes, then you could try pulling off one of the other knobs (gently) and putting it in the broken knob's place. You're probably just turning a metal piece under the knob, so you can switch the knobs back and forth.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
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Do not try to just pull it off, you will likely damage difficult to repair parts.
On the underside remove 6 pozidrive screws 3 each end (one under the crumb tray)
Standing on its base - open the doors and remove 4x countersunk torx T10 screws, near the top, that screw from the inside into the end covers.
Now remove the opposite end to the knob, (in order to learn how it is held). Pull the bottom away from the base to the left, around 5 mm, and slide the whole end cover upwards, it unclips at the top. The other end is not so easy of course because of the knob. Release the cover, as before. It is possible - with the knob at the top, pull the bottom of the cover out 5mm and push hard to slide it upwards as before. The cover will release from its top mount. Then slide the cover all the way up, as far as the knob slot will allow. This will allow you see and have access to the back of the knob and the plastic clip that holds it in place. Stand the toaster on its base, with the end cover lifted up it is easy to put your hand inside the cover from the top and putting your thumb and forefinger around the bar you can grip the plastic hook and ease it downwards whilst you use your other hand to pull the knob and its firmly attached bar away. It will be necessary to wiggle the knob up and down whilst pulling it outwards. The bar surface is not flat, it has ridges that hold it in place quite well, even without the clip, hence the need to work it up and down. That's all there is to it! Hopefully you haven't broken the clip off, but if you have, don't worry you will still be able to use the toaster with little impact. The attached photo shows a close up of the knob and bar just separated from the mechanism. This should give an idea of what you are up against.
What a fantastically well made machine this is, a real pleasure to work on.
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