Sunday, February 1, 2009

Manly Things: Fixing the Toaster

Today, I disassembled the toaster. The door wasn't staying closed all the way, so it wouldn't turn on. Erin had jerry-rigged it with a magnet, which was rather ingenious, but a bit fiddly.

The problem was this spring, which had come out of alignment and was preventing the other spring from closing the door properly.

So, I removed it.

The door now closes right, but it turns out this spring is what holds the door open when it's opened (so you can put toast and things in and out). So, we'll see how that goes. My toaster is downstairs in a box (this one is Erin's), but Erin thinks it's horrible.

Project 100, #20, #21.

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