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Lever won't stay down Breville CT20

Toaster will only work if the lever is held down manually. have removed the printed circuit board (no problems obvious to the naked eye), does not appear that crumbs have caused the problem. electrical contacts that engage when lever down are conducting properly. Presume PCB is the problem but don't know which component(s). thanks.

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Re: lever won't stay down Breville CT20

I had a few shots at this. Taking it to bits was hard case. I didn't know it had a crumb tray until I went looking for the last 2 screws holding the base on.
First I cleaned everything that moves, then thought it was the slider handle bottoming out, so I enlongated the slot a bit. Next I burnished all the contactors I could find.. limited success.. lastly I did as has been suggested, I resoldered the circuit board connections on the solenoid that holds the toast carriage down.. 100% success, works perfectly.

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Re: lever won't stay down Breville CT20

Hi sounds like the problem is the holding down mechanizem clean the toaster well find that spring which caches the lever down you can find it on the external lever side pretty small and simple thing when you push down the external lever the spring kick a little lever which holds the slide in place for heatup only when you will hear a "click" then you'll know its in place and then the electric cicuit will be close and engage the coils to heatup good luck

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