This instructable is all about how to remove this redundant switch and continue being able to use your unit.
Step 1: What You Need & Warnings
Here's what you need to get started:
* A broken Breville BCG450XL grinder
* A TA18 triangle head screwdriver (I used this kit, see picture)
* A soldering iron
* Some solder
Optional, but a good idea:
* Some electrical tape
* A small length of wire
Step 2: Preparation
Since we will be turning the unit upside-down, you should also remove the grinding unit underneath the bean reservoir.
Find a nice, easy-to-clean spot, because there will be some ground coffee that comes out of the machine while we work on it!
Step 3: Remove Screws, and Open Up the Unit.
There are 6 screws to be removed. 2 are very clearly visible, and there are more under each of the 4 rubber feet. I was able to remove the feet easily with my fingers.
Make sure you save all of these screws, we will need them later!
Lift out the small round plastic piece first, then the larger bottom plastic.
Step 4: Remove the Switch
Grab the holder part of the switch, and use your wirecutters to cut the two wires that are connected to it. Try to leave as much of the wire as possible, because you will need to join them together. Then carefully strip the wires, exposing as much of the wire as possible (about 1/4 to 1/2-inch). The pictures tell the story.
Step 5: Join & Solder
I didn't have any wire around, so I just used pliers to connect the two ends together directly. This is doable, but difficult.
Once the connections are good, solder the wires together, and once cool, wrap them with electrical tape.
Step 6: Clean Up & Finish!
Once you have it assembled, plug it in and give it a test to make sure it works. If not, go back in and make sure that the solder joints are strong.
Now that everything all works, you should cover up the hole in your coffee grinder with some tape or electrical tape to prevent debris from getting in.
Enjoy your next cuppa joe, thanks to this easy and simple fix!