Question about Toastess TT-415P 4-Slice Toaster

1 Answer

Another problem comes up....

Hi there, Thanks for your suggestion. However, after I opened the toaster cover up to fix the level bar problem, I encountered another problem! :( The handle didn't hold down when I pulled it down to toast! It maybe due to something wrong with the electric-magnetic holder of the handle but I don't know how to test it out where the error comes from. Since this's a relatively expensive toaster, I don't want to trash & buy a replacement. Please help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,476 Answers
Re: another problem comes up....

You definitely have a problem with the hold down circuit. You will need a DMM. If you don't have one they are fairly inexpensive now and with a little reading of the instructions you should be able to master their use. Look for a fusible resistor. It should be a small shiny canister, pointed on one end flat on the other, with metal leads on each end and inline on the wire to the hold down mechanism. Once you find this, with the DMM on resistance setting (continuity), check across the device. If the DMM says infinity, in other words it shows a 1 and the display never changes, this is your problem. Replace it with a new one. They protect the device from runaway heating and are set to open at predetermined temps. Replace it witht the same rated device. Available at most electronic stores. The rating should be in centigrade (such as 160, 180, ect). This should solve your problem. You cannot solder the thermal fuse in as solder will melt when the toaster gets hot. It must be crimped to the wire. Sounds like your almost there. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 20, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

When you press the lever to push the bread down in the toaster, it will not stay down

How to Fix a Broken Toaster - For Dummies
Toasters are uncomplicated appliances with heating elements, a thermostat, switches, and plugs and cords. ... If you get a shock when you touch the toaster, it's not grounded. ... What to do when your toast won't stay down ... Take off the carriagelever and front cover and look for a knob, screw, or nut located near the toast ...

How I fixed my toaster - YouTube

? 6:15
Feb 5, 2010 - Uploaded by paisteboy
Hey I know its been like 5 years since you posted this but how didyou get off the black knobs? I have a similar ... Thanks much - I shall try this on my mother-in-law's Oster toaster! ... But now that side won't stay down, so what to do? .... About · Press · Copyright · Creators · Advertise · Developers · +YouTube.

Jan 16, 2016 | KitchenAid Kitchen Aid KMT222OB - 2-Slice...

1 Answer

Lever won't stay down

They are disposable items these days, just buy a new one. They aren't made to be repaired.

Jun 10, 2015 | Cuisinart CPT-70 Classic Style 2-Slice...

2 Answers

INSTRUCTION to dismantle toaster

Hi benbecula. I cannot find a repair manual for you. The normal way top dismantle a toaster is to remove the screws beneath the toaster. They are usually self tapping screws that hold the polished stainless steel cover to the base. The knobs on the front of the toaster have to be prised off so the cover comes off. Make sure the toaster is removed from the power before attempting and examination or repair.
Hope this helps,

Jun 04, 2014 | Russell Hobbs 13767 4Slice Toaster

1 Answer

Why is the toaster dead? Is there an internal fuse that could be changed?

No, there is no fuse. There is a safety thermostat that detects when the toaster gets too hot and will shut it off. However, it is very unlikely that this has gone bad.

Most likely, there is a problem in the mechanical linkage that turns on an internal switch when the toaster bar is pushed down.

The other possibility, which is far less likely, is that the power cord has a break in it. Sometimes, if the toaster is moved around frequently, the power cord gets flexed too much and then breaks where the cord enters the power plug. Fixing this involves replacing the power plug. To diagnose this, you can carefully hold the power cord in slightly different positions and see if the toaster powers up in any position.

May 24, 2014 | Breville Toasters

1 Answer

How do I remove knob from Magimix 2-Slice Vision Toaster with out damaging it?

Do not try to just pull it off, you will likely damage difficult to repair parts.

On the underside remove 6 pozidrive screws 3 each end (one under the crumb tray)
Standing on its base - open the doors and remove 4x countersunk torx T10 screws, near the top, that screw from the inside into the end covers.
Now remove the opposite end to the knob, (in order to learn how it is held). Pull the bottom away from the base to the left, around 5 mm, and slide the whole end cover upwards, it unclips at the top. The other end is not so easy of course because of the knob. Release the cover, as before. It is possible - with the knob at the top, pull the bottom of the cover out 5mm and push hard to slide it upwards as before. The cover will release from its top mount. Then slide the cover all the way up, as far as the knob slot will allow. This will allow you see and have access to the back of the knob and the plastic clip that holds it in place. Stand the toaster on its base, with the end cover lifted up it is easy to put your hand inside the cover from the top and putting your thumb and forefinger around the bar you can grip the plastic hook and ease it downwards whilst you use your other hand to pull the knob and its firmly attached bar away. It will be necessary to wiggle the knob up and down whilst pulling it outwards. The bar surface is not flat, it has ridges that hold it in place quite well, even without the clip, hence the need to work it up and down. That's all there is to it! Hopefully you haven't broken the clip off, but if you have, don't worry you will still be able to use the toaster with little impact. The attached photo shows a close up of the knob and bar just separated from the mechanism. This should give an idea of what you are up against.
What a fantastically well made machine this is, a real pleasure to work on.

Oct 07, 2013 | Magimix 11535 Toaster

1 Answer

Sunbeam 3831 Toaster (2-slice) -- toast/carriage won't stay down

great ! its a great fealing when you save a appliance from the junkyard .

Mar 30, 2009 | Sunbeam 3831 2-Slice Toaster

1 Answer

Need local service for my toaster

Hi Ordon,
Use the following link to find an estimate to repair your toaster.


Mar 31, 2008 | Dualit CTS4E 4-Slice Toaster

9 Answers

Lever on taoster will not stay down

Black & Decker T4050 OptiToast 4-Slice and it will not stay down and heat either. However you can hold it down and then it will heat. I apparently has an electromagnet that is supposed to hold it down and it's not working. Any Suggestions?

Oct 30, 2007 | Cuisinart CPT-140 Cool Touch 4-Slice...

1 Answer

The level of the toaster doesn't lock

I doubt if you can fix this without taking the unit apart. Usually it is not that difficult to remove the cover. Unplug the unit. Turn the toaster upside down and remove the screws holding the outside case on. The case usually slides off or by springing the bottom of the sides out you should be able to remove it. Once the cover is off it should be easy and obvious to fix the problem you described. When you have the unit secured reverse the order to assemble the unit and you should be back in business. Good luck.

Jul 17, 2006 | Toastess TT-415P 4-Slice Toaster

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toastess TT-415P 4-Slice Toaster Logo

Related Topics:

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toastess Toasters Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers


Level 3 Expert

267 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Toastess Toaster Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides