"Outside" heating elements don't heat up. Can I find replacements
Toaster is Model HD2533 (Phillips). Are heating elements available anywhere and can they be replaced easily? Inside elements on both sides of the 2-slice toaster work fine...and no, the bagel button isn't depressed!
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Re: "Outside" heating elements don't heat up. Can I find...
Its not the elements . its the control board . and you cannot buy a control board , but it can be fixed there is a small relay on the board that needs to resoldered to the printed curcit board . its a pain the the rear-end to get to it , fix it and get back in there and all back together but it can be done ( about 3 hours total ) , if your like me and never say never ......... good luck
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Try pacific8's answer to this problem with another KitchenAid toaster, especially the comment on that answer by pacifics pam, all found here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t9655297-toast_will_not_stay_down_in_toaster_when
Good observation!-- Let's take that a little further?-- Are you willing to tear into it, and check it out further? Your toaster likely has 4 heating elements, correct? (Or possibly 3-- if the center shares toasting the 'inside' of both slices all the time?)
Anyway-- you are concerned with the outside element-- Something is 'open' in that circuit to that element only. Can you remove the exterior, and get into the interiro, so we cn look for a broken wire? BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE PLUG FROM THE OUTLET!!
Look for a supply wire, that has broken off, or one of the heating element wires has separated-- either from itself, or the junction where it connects to the power.
Temporarily you might be able to join the break-- but the permanent solution is to replace this element.
o replace the element, we will need make, model, serial number, and will have to do some searching for the part.
Probably one wire Loosen up or a wire from one heating element have cut off and is contacting the metal body of the toaster. You need a good visual insect of your toaster, you may use a flush light to see inside the electriacl elents and also open the bottom base to insect the wire conections to the heating element.
I beleive one or more heating elements is the problem and you need to replace them.
If its a Dualit model then you should be able to get it repaired. Generally replacing parts on a Dualit is not easy but spares are usually available thanks to the fact that its one of the most well known commercial toasters on the market. Google and see if there's a repairer in your area.
All the element's are available on e-bay u.k. for about 6.00 gbp. Alternativley you may be able to repair it. Put the toaster on it's side with the bottom facing towards you and the knobs on the top. Remove the crumb tray and then remove the bottom (usually the screws are located in the feet). There may be one more visible screw remove that too, then you will see a rail at the bottom that secures the element's in place. Loosen off the nuts at each end and slide the rail down, undo the two bolt's feeding the power to the element's and slide the element out.Go over it with a continuity meter and see where it's broken then move the element wire about to bridge the circuit.Test it again and reassemble. I repaired mine this way.Or, simply replace the element using the instructions above.Easy!