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Only toasts part of bread

What am I doing wrong?!?! I have 2 refurbished and 2 brand new Quisinart 140 toasters and they all leave one side of one slice of bread untoasted. If I put 2 slices of bread in the right side of the toaster it will toast the outside slice fine and the slice closest to the left side (or center) of the toaster comes out with the left side of the bread untoasted. Is this common? Is there a fix?

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  • mausey Sep 04, 2008

    I bought a Quisinart 140 toaster and it leaves one side of one slice of bread untoasted. Can't seem to fix it. Mausey

  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    get a new toaster

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The solution I got from the FixYa team was: "Get a new toaster." Which is how I ended up with 4 new toasters that don't work. I'm glad I didn't PAY for THAT answer.

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