How to Change the Lower Shell of a SEB ActiFry and Mini Fryer

Aug 06, 2023, 18:38pm

The bottom shell of the fryer, also called the trim or base, is the plastic part that occupies the entire bottom of the appliance. It is the support for all the components of the fryer.

This shell can break or crack following a shock, if you have dropped your fryer. If it is cracked, it will be essential to replace it to prevent liquid leaks outside the device.

This repair is quite simple:

  • Disassemble the fryer
  • Replace the fryer trim
  • Reassemble the device

The trim of the SEB Actifry and Mini fryer corresponds to the lower part of the fryer, the lower shell. It includes the base that supports the cooking bowl.

The lower shell of your SEB ActiFry or Mini Fryer might need replacing if it has become damaged or worn out over time. Changing it might seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and this step-by-step guide, it can be a manageable job.

Disclaimer: Remember, safety is paramount. Always ensure that your fryer is unplugged and completely cooled down before beginning any repair or replacement tasks. If you’re uncomfortable performing these tasks, consider hiring a professional.

How to Change the Lower Shell of a SEB ActiFry and Mini Fryer

Part 1: Preparation

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Replacement Part: You’ll need a replacement lower shell compatible with your specific model of the SEB ActiFry or Mini Fryer. Additionally, you will likely need a screwdriver to disassemble and reassemble your appliance.

Step 2: Unplug and Cool Down: Always unplug the fryer and allow it to cool completely before starting any maintenance tasks.

Part 2: Disassembling the Fryer

Step 3: Remove the Cooking Components: Open the fryer’s lid and remove the cooking pan and paddle. These will interfere with your access to the lower shell.

Step 4: Remove the Upper Shell: The specifics will vary between models, but you’ll generally need to unscrew the upper shell from the lower shell. Keep track of where each screw is removed from to ensure easy reassembly.

Part 3: Replacing the Lower Shell

Step 5: Remove the Old Lower Shell: Once the upper shell is off, you should be able to lift the old lower shell away from the rest of the fryer. If there are any additional attachments or screws, remove these as necessary.

Step 6: Install the New Lower Shell: Position the new lower shell in place. Make sure it aligns correctly with the screw holes and other connecting parts.

How to Change the Lower Shell of a SEB ActiFry and Mini Fryer

Part 4: Reassembling the Fryer

Step 7: Reattach the Upper Shell: Once the new lower shell is in place, reattach the upper shell. Make sure to replace all screws in their original locations.

Step 8: Replace the Cooking Components: With the body of the fryer reassembled, replace the cooking pan and paddle.

Part 5: Final Check

Step 9: Test the Appliance: Before cooking any food, plug in the fryer and do a test run to ensure everything has been installed correctly and the fryer is functioning as it should.


While it might seem like a complex task, changing the lower shell of your SEB ActiFry or Mini Fryer can be accomplished with patience and care. Always refer to the user manual for your specific model for more detailed instructions. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of worn-out parts will ensure your appliance continues to serve up delicious meals for years to come.