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Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: Microman
Date: December 31, 2020 08:16AM
I have the toaster apart. Hamilton Beach 31344D. The only thing I cant figure out how to do is remove the front knob to then possibly see screws that mount the ON OFF timer switch.

I haven't tried shorting across the incoming and outgoing wire to see if the toaster works, will do that in a minute. But I did take off the cover to the switch, and may have screwed up any type of screw that was in the center.

I tried just prying it off, which seems to be the natural way to build it, so not sure if that center is just a divot or screw.

IF I pry hard enough the knob may come off, I have tried. But if its not suppose to come off that way, then I will learn when it breaks in two.

I have search for similar products and videos, but nothing exact. I have found out how to open the switch and check, and possible fix and clean. Or buy another for $11 online.

Its $50 for a new one, but this is just having fun, and trying not to add to the landfill.

So how do I get the KNOB off?








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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 31, 2020 08:30AM
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Microman
So how do I get the KNOB off?

Aaaaaaaand the countdown to Newt's comment begins..... emoticon-animal-022



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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 31, 2020 08:59AM
I'd try prying with two nylon spudgers, left & right.



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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 31, 2020 08:59AM
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rjmacs
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Microman
So how do I get the KNOB off?

Aaaaaaaand the countdown to Newt's comment begins..... emoticon-animal-022

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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 31, 2020 11:02AM
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MrNoBody
I'd try prying with two nylon spudgers, left & right.

Had to look it up. :-)

A spudger or spludger is a tool that has a wide flat-head screwdriver-like end that extends as a wedge, used to separate pressure-fit plastic components without causing damage during separation.




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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 31, 2020 11:04AM
.....thought a spudger was someone who sharts in their pants......



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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 31, 2020 11:11AM
we didn't even finish the countdown and she's here.
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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: Microman
Date: December 31, 2020 12:55PM
Don't think it is that switch, as I put a metal screwdriver across the in and out wires and nothing changes...,Problem must lie elsewhere, Maybe I will check it with a meter..

Since I don't have to work on getting the KNOB OFF!,

Happy New Year, if possible....stay safe
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Re: Fixing Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven, and removing ON OFF Timer
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 31, 2020 01:28PM
One thing I've done to help remove a knob that's hard to grip was to use zip ties. I make a large loop out of the zip tie and use two of these loops, I slide part of the loop in back of the the knob (there needs to be enough clearance to slid it there). I use two loops, one on each side of the shaft and get them as close to the widest part of the knob as possible and then use these loops as a handle to pull the knob off, with all of the force going to the back of the knob.

It's kind of like the pair of spudgers idea but easier to grasp and pull.
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