Question about Hamilton Beach 22502 Digital 2-Slice Toaster
My Hamilton Beach 22502 Digital 2 slice toaster was purchased about 3 months ago and worked perfectly up until two days ago. I noticed that the digital display was no longer lighting up. I made sure the toaster was plugged in, no display showing the toasting level. I then tried actually putting bread in and pushing the lever down. The lever won't stay down. When I hold the lever down, it toasts fine. This leads me to believe that the digital display not appearing has something to do with the lever not staying down since the heating element portion of the toaster still works.
What could cause the display to go out? Is there anything I can do to fix this on my own?
Jsullivan22 is right about the diode. I have this problem with my 24502, which is a dual version of this. There are 2 circuit boards in your unit one with the LED display on it and another one. The diode needing replacing is on the other board. it is in the center of the board, right next to a large (1/2W or 1W) 2K ohm resistor. The diode is probably part number 3ez24d5. Test it with the diode test on your DMM, if it is bad you will get 0V both directions (I think). Also if you measure it with the Ohm function it will probably measure less than an Ohm (check the zero on your DMM as many are not accurate down this low) You can probably replace it with a <a id="ctl00_ContentMain_CartGrid_grid_ctl02_ctl00_lnkManufacturerPartNumber" rel='nofollow' href="http://mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=1N5934BGvirtualkey58410000virtualkey863-1N5934BG" style="font-weight: bold;">1N5934BG</a> or a <a id="ctl00_ContentMain_CartGrid_grid_ctl03_ctl00_lnkManufacturerPartNumber" rel='nofollow' href="http://mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=1N5359BGvirtualkey58410000virtualkey863-1N5359BG" style="font-weight: bold;">1N5359BG</a> Mouser stocks both of these (currently). I haven\'t gotten my parts so I can\'t guarantee these will work, but I\'m pretty sure. I will try the latter first as I\'m hoping it\'s higher power rating will keep it from burning out again, although I will be buying several spares. <br><br>This is clearly a design issue with these toasters and one that could be easily corrected. Both circuit boards in my toaster are very toasty in the area of these diodes, although I\'m sure the fact that these boards are mounted very close to the heating elements doesn\'t help their longevity.<br><br>Hope this helps everyone.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
YOU HAVE A DEFECTIVE DIODE THAT LITES THE LCD. A .99 CENT PART. SELLER SHOULD REPLACE THE TOASTER WITH OUT QUESTION.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
I bought a Hamilton Beach 24502 toaster that I exchanged twice and the toaster that I have now has failed on both sides. I have disassembled the unit and found the same conditions as described by Schallman. My question is did you receive the diodes, replace them and did that fix the toaster?
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
I am having the exact same problem with the Hamilton Beach 22502 toaster. One morning I woke up and the LED was out - and the toaster wouldn't toast. The frusturating thing is that this the SECOND model 22502 that I have had this problem with,
With the first, I had the toaster for about 6 months, but unfortunately threw away the box and manuals (come on, who saves a warranty for a toaster). So, out $50. This was the second priciest toaster at Target (so I guess you DON'T get what you pay for).
Bought a second, identical Hamilton Beach 22502 model last week at Target. This time I kept the manual and recept. Sure enough, this morning, the toaster died - showing the same issues at noted above.
This toaster's going back to Target this afternoon. I will tell you - I will NEVER purchase another Hamilton Beach product again. Two toasters - bought six months apart at Target stores in entirely different parts of the city (so it's not like a bad manufacturing run) - both dying after extremely minor usage.
Very, very poor quality! Stay away from Hamilon Beach toasters!
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
I don't know how good consumer protection law is in your part of the world, or what sort of warranty you've got - but if that happened to a toaster I'd only bought three months ago here in the UK, I would expect a no-questions-asked refund.
The lever not staying down and lack of display are likely to be symptoms of the electronics which control both having gone pop.
It is possible that if you open the toaster up, you might be lucky enough to find something like a blown internal fuse - but I suspect the chances of success are not high.
It is a near certainty that if you open the toaster up and subsequently try to take it back for a refund, the vendor will decline to play on the grounds that you've been tampering with the unit.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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