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My kitchenaid toaster keeps flashing '2' on the display and it won't stay down to toast. I have pressed reset and unplugged it and it continues to flash.

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SOURCE: My toaster is hung up on '2'...and flashes. I just want a peice of toast!

Certainly seems like it's last day has gone!!
It did give you good reliable service didn't it !!!

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Toaster only toasts on one side

Please ensure that the "Bagel" function is not selected (LED is not lit up). The Bagel function will toast one side of the bread while only warming the other side.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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Kitchenaid does not recommend repair on the toasters, as it is not cost effective for the consumer or company to engage in repair.

I would recommend calling Kitchenaid Customer Service. If the unit is within the 1 Year Warranty, they may replace it at no cost. If the unit is outside of warranty, they may provide discounts on the purchase of a new toaster.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I haven't had my Kitchenaid Ktt340 toaster too

give it a good clean

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SOURCE: toast will not stay down in toaster when lever is

Most times this is caused by a build up of crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. There is a small electo magnet that holds the lever down, if it gets covered in crumbs it won't work. Take it outside turn it upside down and bang the heck out of it till everything comes out. If this does not work then check and make sure the magnet is still attatched inside. Other than that, this toaster gets terrible reviews from folks with issues just like yours. I can only assume the electronics are failing on these units far to quickly. It can be repaired if yuou send it in to the manufacture but that is really not economical. I hope the upside down banging cures the problem.

Posted on Jul 03, 2011

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


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Before tossing out the toaster, check on the inside of the toaster, you may have a wire bread closure in there that is blocking the lever.

I took my son's toaster apart when they replaced it, and found a bread closure inside it, blocking the lever. Anything small enough to fall inside could do this too. (The toaster works fine now, and I use it myself!)

Make sure you unplug the toaster first, you don't want to have a "shocking" experience.

Turn the toaster upside down and shake it a few times, over the kitchen sink, and then open and clean the "crumb" compartment.

Sorry to tell you this, but, your toaster is no longer available on the market, you might want to check a few thrift shops in your area...or you can check this link for another model that is pink and a KitchenAid.

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Kitchenaid does not recommend repair on the toasters, as it is not cost effective for the consumer or company to engage in repair.

I would recommend calling Kitchenaid Customer Service. If the unit is within the 1 Year Warranty, they may replace it at no cost. If the unit is outside of warranty, they may provide discounts on the purchase of a new toaster.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

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Certainly seems like it's last day has gone!!
It did give you good reliable service didn't it !!!

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1. WD-40

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Very hard to remove the plastic cover from the toaster - Must Release Circuit Card First To my fellow owners of a KTT261. We have enjoyed using our KitchenAid toaster for many years but it eventually got so gummed up we could no longer reliably push the handle down to make toast AND it would also fail to latch or stay latched until the toasting cycle was completed. Not wanting to throw it out I wanted to try repairing it, but there was little info available online. So if you ever need to remove the plastic cover for maintenance here are a few tips. Of course UN-PLUG THE TOASTER COMPLETELY AND LET IT COOL DOWN TO ROOM TEMP!!! Remove the 4 screws on the bottom, two on each narrow side holding the top plastic cover to the bottom and pull off the plastic handle on the right which drops the bread down into the toaster cavity. That is the only obvious task. You will now notice that the cover still can't be removed because something on the right side near the front control panel isn't letting the cover detach from the base. That something is the control panel itself mounted into a white plastic holder glued to the cover and it's very short ribbon cable joining the two electronic circuit cards on the right near the handle which are mounted to the base. What to do. Using a long pair of needle nose pliers, or very small fingers and a long narrow screwdriver -or- all of the above and a second pair of hands, you must release the credit card sized front control panel electronic circuit card from the white plastic holder glued to the blue plastic toaster cover. This is not easy, but ultimately I was able to do it with my wife's help and repaired the toaster nicely. The control panel circuit card is held into the holder by a plastic latch at the top middle of the card. The latch protrudes thru a hole in the card. The bottom of the circuit card fits into 3 finger grooves on the holder. So the task is to release the upper plastic latch by moving it upward, while pushing the card away from the white plastic holder glued to the toaster cover then it will lift out of the bottom groove and be free of the cover. Then you can remove the cover completely, examine and fix the latching mechanism ...etc. IMPORTANT - Remember to study how it was held in originally, what orientation the parts were to each other, because the even harder part for us later after fixing the toaster latching mechanism was to reverse these steps and re-insert the control panel circuit card back into the holder...oye! There is just barely, ...barely, enough length in the ribbon cable connecting the control panel card to the base electronics to do this. Putting it back together was made difficult, because the upper plastic latch on the white plastic holder which secures the control panel circuit card to the cover against it's membrane switches required an enormous force to get the circuit card to latch. I thought I was going to break the card itself, but it did snap into place, barely. Good Luck, "I'm pullin for ya, we're all in this together" (Red-Green)

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