简介

This guide will walk you through the following steps:

  • Opening the kettle base plate
  • Removing the old power cord
  • Installing connectors on the new power cord
  • Connecting the new power cord to the power coupling
  • Reassembling the kettle base plate
  1. There are two DIFFERENT kinds of screws on the base plate. • Three 3/8" standard Phillips screws  • One 3/8" non-standard triangular Phillips screw. This image shows the difference between the two screws.
    • There are two DIFFERENT kinds of screws on the base plate. • Three 3/8" standard Phillips screws • One 3/8" non-standard triangular Phillips screw. This image shows the difference between the two screws.

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  2. Remove the "K"rubber pad then remove the three 3/8" Phillips screws from the baseplate using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove the "K"rubber pad then remove the three 3/8" Phillips screws from the baseplate using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the non-standard Phillips screw.

    • Attempting to remove with a standard Phillips screwdriver will damage the screw head and potentially prevent its removal.

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    • Be cautious that the cord is completely unwound from the base plate.

    • Lift the base plate away from the unit.

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    • Carefully lift the red square protector off the post holding it in place.

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    • FIRST IMAGE: Remove the two 3/8" Phillips screws using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the clamp which holds the cord in place.

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    • Use your hands to pull the black cylinder out from the center of the baseplate. This is the power coupling.

    • Take note of the arrangement of the wires on the coupling device to aid in reassembly. If desired, mark the wires and connectors with different colored tapes.

      • The GREEN wire is the 'ground' or 'protection' wire. It is connected to the center post.

      • The other two wires are both BLACK. You can distinguish them by feel:

        • The smooth wire is the 'neutral' wire.

        • The ribbed wire is the 'hot' wire.

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    • Remove the connectors (spaded lugs) from the kettle's power coupling by gently pulling on each wire.

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    • This photo indicates damage to the ground wire's insulation. This is an example of the sort of damage that could require replacement of the power cord.

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    • You will need three 16-22 gauge connectors (spaded lugs). The 'gauge' number refers to the wire size the lug connector is designed to fit. These connectors will slip over the contacts on the power coupling.

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    • On the replacement cord, remove the white, green, and black protective caps. By hand, affix one connector to each cord wire. Follows these steps for each wire:

      • Twist the copper strands on the wire so you can cleanly insert the wire into the connector.

      • Push the copper wiring into the connector until the insulation prevents further insertion.

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    • Using the multi-tool in crimper mode (or a special crimping tool), apply pressure on the connector 'shank' where the wire was inserted.

    • The ridge that you achieve by crimping should look the same as the connector shown here on the green wire. Give the connector a gentle pull to confirm it is well connected to the wire (it should not slip off).

    • Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the remaining two wires requiring connectors.

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    • Thread the replacement cord through the opening closest to the cord symbol on the bottom of the baseplate.

    • Insert the cord until the green, white, and black wires are pushed all the way through.

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    • Reinsert the power coupling (the black cylinder) through the baseplate.

    • Slide the connectors into the exposed metal prongs protruding from the power coupling. This may require a little force because the connection is a tight fit.

    • Reattach the black plastic oval piece in order to secure and stabilize the cord wires.

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    • Replace the red square protector on top of the wiring system.

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    • Align the two parts of the baseplate as shown in these two photos.

    • Push or pull on the cord as needed to ensure a stable fit before inserting the screws.

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    • Align the holes on the two halves of the baseplate precisely.

    • Using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver, tighten the three 3/8" Philips head screws in the holes located along the outer edge of the base plate.

    • Using a #1 TRIANGULAR head screwdriver, tighten the 3/8" TRIANGULAR Phillips screw at the center of the base plate

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    • Your baseplate with the new cord attached should look similar to the one shown in the photo.

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终点

Randy Fromm

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