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Lever on taoster will not stay down

The right side facing lever will not stay down. when i hold the lever down, there is no heat generating from the elements.  I have disassembled the unit but am not sure what i should be looking for.
The lever will only stay down for about 10 seconds then it pops back up and I have to hold down the lever with my finger to finish toasting. t-fal 8780.40

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem... Help!

  • reisworth Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same problem...right side has quit, won't stay down, no heat generated from the heating element. how to fix this?

  • itsjimmy Apr 08, 2009

    BReville Ikon 4 slice toaster lever won't stay down. Was like this when I pulled it out of the box new. It will stay down sometimes if I repeatedly press the Cancel button while holding down the lever - eventually it sticks and the toaster works perfectly. Problem is I have to do that every time!! I think it might be held down by an electro magnet, and I'm wondering if my house's wiring is perhaps not delivering enough current?? Any thoughts anyone?

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I would just buy a new toaster...they are not that expensive. Check the intruction book first because maybe it's under warranty. Or if you bought it very recently, just take it back to the store. Most places will take it back even without a reciept if you tell them you just bought it and it's already broken.

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