Thursday, January 5, 2017

Waffle Iron Repair

We had this waffle iron that broke, so I tried to fix it.
broken waffle iron
It seemed that the people who designed this thing thought it would be a good idea to thread the screws into plastic bosses, which over time melted enough to compromise the threads.
waffle iron plastic screw bosses

Solution: drill straight through the plastic and hold it together with a nut from the other side.
drilling through original waffle iron plastic
Like this:
securing waffle iron together with new screws and nuts
Perfect fit with countersunk stainless machine screws replacing the originals.
repaired waffle iron

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