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Does power on

I purchased my toaster 3 months ago and I go to use it last night, now it will not power on. I checked 4 outlets and tested them with other devices and there is still no power.

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  • stcc Mar 23, 2009

    so sad~ mine just didn't turn on one night.  tried many different combination tricks, and nothing!  would love an egg sandwich, should i buy a new machine?

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If the machine is not yet a year old you can call the back to basics company and they will send out a replacement. This has happened on a couple of mine. If its older than that you can try, but will more than likely have to buy a new one

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This problem indicates that there is no power to the toaster.
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