I’ve recently received a 220V version of Precision Cooker which acted very strangely. Sometimes it wouldn’t turn on at all, sometime would shut off in the middle of the cooking process, sometimes would just restart.
After extensive troubleshooting I’ve figured that the power cord is faulty, or more precisely, the connection to the Anova itself. If I squeeze the part where power cord enters the Anova cooker, device turns on. If I wiggle it during normal operation it shuts off/restarts.
Returning the device isn’t an option due to high shipping (re)import costs, so I have to figure out how to fix this myself. I assume that the problem is trivial, and once I get the unit open, I should see if the PCB connection needs re-soldering or replacement of connector, but my question is - how do you get this thing open without breaking something? I see that once the metal bottom part is removed, there is one screw holding the heating elements, but I assume that the top held somehow differently, maybe even glued? Could anyone shed some light on this one, or should I just try to pry it open and hope for the best?