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This guide is a step-by-step teardown of a Toaster Made by Design model KT-3215. The purpose of the guide is to provide a look into the internals of the toaster. This teardown is not intended to be followed for repair.

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  1. Toaster Made by Design model KT-3215 Teardown, Toaster Made by Design model KT-3215 Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • This is what a Toaster Made by Design model KT-3215 should look like before the teardown has started.

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    • Make sure the toaster is unplugged and not near an electrical outlet.

    • Remove the crumb tray, which is located on the back of the toaster. Slide the crumb tray directly out. No lifting or twisting is required.

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    • Use your index finger and middle finger to grip the loading lever, then pull towards your body to remove the lever. A fair amount of force may be required.

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    • Flip the toaster upside down.

    • Use a spudger to remove the two rubber feet.

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    • Use a TA 2.3 screwdriver to unscrew the five triangular screws on the bottom of the toaster.

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    • Lift the toaster casing. This will expose the power splitter cable (white cable).

    • Use a spudger and your thumb, to remove the power splitter cable.

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    • Place the toaster casing upside down.

    • Use a Phillips #2 x 4in. screwdriver to remove the four 0.25 in. Phillips head screws. These screws are securing the control board for the buttons and timer knob.

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    • Remove the control board from the toaster casing.

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    • Pull the bagel button and cancel button off of the toaster casing. These buttons require little force to remove.

    • Detach the timer knob by pinching the sides of the timer knob and pushing towards the exterior of the toaster casing.

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    • Use a pair of mini long-nose pliers to remove the spring components from the timer knob.

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    • Use a pair of mini long-nose pliers to bend the metal lips located on the back of the toaster. The metal lips should be facing towards you after you have bent them.

    • Remove the waveguide cover (rectangular tan cover) on the back of the toaster.

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    • Use a Phillips 2 x 4in. screwdriver to remove the two 0.25 in. Phillips head screws. This will allow you to remove the metal bracket.

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    • Use a Phillips 2 x 4in. screwdriver to remove the two 0.25 in. Phillips head screws. These screws secure the back of the internal housing of the toaster.

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    • Use a Phillips 2 x 4in. screwdriver to remove the two 0.25 in. Phillips head screws. These screws secure the front of the internal housing of the toaster.

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    • Lift the internal housing.

    • Use a pair of mini needle pliers to remove the other end of the power splitter cable.

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    • Place the internal housing flat on the base of the toaster.

    • Use a pair of mini long-nose pliers to detach the wires that are welded to the internal housing. This may require some force.

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    • Remove the internal housing from the base of the toaster.

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    • Use a Phillips #2 x 4in. screwdriver to remove the two 0.25 in. Phillips head screws from the plastic fastener.

    • Remove the plastic fastener.

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    • Remove the main electric controller by gently pushing forward on it then raising it up.

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    • Pull the power cord through the base of the toaster. This will allow separation between the base of the toaster and the main electric controller.

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    • The teardown of a Toaster Made by Design Model model KT-3215 is now complete.

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