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Tefal avanti hi-lift toaster will not engage bread in toast position, without popping up, before completion

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  • billpagdin Nov 28, 2008

    Thanks for possible solution, it makes sense, however, make sense of this:-

    We seem to have solved the problem by turning the toaster thro 45 degrees.
    Don't ask me how, but if we turn it back to square, it does not work.
    Turn it thro 45 deg, and it does work!!
    Sounds technical does'nt it?


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, would suspect the thermal switch that activates the pop-up mechanism. Design wise, this is basically a themocouple, two strips of metal that react differently on an increase (change of temperature). The thermocouple forms part of the latch/lock of the eject (pop-up). Based on this, possibilities are:

  • misaligned, disconnected, faulty thermocouple;
  • misaligned, disconnected, wornout latch/lock.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 29, 2008

    The toaster only works (pop-up) if turned 45degrees, now that' is interesting...

    The closest I can think of is east-west effect on old conventional/CRT TVs, where there would be discoloration if the TV is turned even slightly in relation to certain points of the compass.

    Have you tried relocating/trying the toaster any place else other than its current location?

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,

    Any updates or developments so far?


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