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Retro Westinghouse toaster works but toast will not pop out

I have a 40's retro Westinghouse chrome toaster. It will toast but toast will not pop out when done. Can this be fixed?

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  • abbe_osicka Mar 10, 2009

    Hi Cactus Bob,



    Thanks for your suggestions. I don't think this toaster has a timer; at least I couldn't find one. There is a small lever under the push down lever which releases the same, so it may be just a case of this toaster being manual. This toaster, btw, was made by Canadian Westinghouse, if that makes a difference. Noticed a few brokes wires as well.



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YES .westinghouse used a clock timer to time all of there toasters in the 40s and 50s . remove the push down knob (there is a set screw under it) and the 4 screws under the toaster . the top will come off inside next to the push down lever there is a little clock timer . a drop of oil on the moveing parts of the timer will get it ticking again .....test your work by pushing down the lever stem (with it unpluged ) it should pop up when it times out . puting back on the top can be a pain but it does go back but at some point you may wonder ! with all toasters put down a towel before working on one to keep from scraching the mirror finish ......Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob

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