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Toaster lever wont stay down

When i pull the lever down to begin the toasting process, the lever wont stay down so the carrier wont stay shut so i cant toast my toast.

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  • sparkydi Dec 22, 2007

    sprayed electraclean on contacts right side working fine left not responding wont stay down. Did get it to stay but it would not release after hitting the right temp then just stopped working.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I push the lever down to have the bread toasted, but it does not stay down. What to do?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    WONT STAY DOWN, DOESN'T HAVE SCREWS

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Open the toaster up and look inside by the levers, there should be a little piece that will keep the lever down, if this is missing, then you may need to replace the toaster, if not, then the little piece may be stuck, you can use the following to try and loosen it up,
1. WD-40

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

  • rickhan Oct 01, 2011

    An electromagnet holds the nylon hook down over the lever. Seems that, over time, the electromagnet gets weak for some reason. Nothing is broken off or stuck. Hate to trash a toaster for such a small part.

  • Rob Sorrentino
    Rob Sorrentino Apr 10, 2014

    I have the same problem. The magnet is not working Is there an answer?

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