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4 slice toaster

My toaster is only 7 months old, and the main lever on it does not stay down. (the lever on the right side that is to be used for toasting only one or two slices.)

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  • rustface Jan 13, 2008

    Same problem. I submitted an online product support form at cuisinart.com.


    I opened up the unit. My ohm meter showed some issue around the large gray resister/capicitor and/or the little "catch" that seems to have an electromagnet in it. 

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    What else can it be

  • lindamartz Aug 16, 2008

    I have the same problem exactly. The control for the toast on the right side(the side which is supposed to be used first) will not stay down. The toaster is too large to stay on my counter for only a two slot toaster so I would like to find a way to fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    When I turn the timer on to start the toaster, it trips the fuse and knocks out the other sockets. Any ideas what this could be ?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Proctor Silex Cool Touch 4 slice toaster. Model 24415 series A4279

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    4 slice toaster only one side locks

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Open the unit. look for disconnected wires from sloppy factory

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