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Back ti Basics toaster the Egg portion does not get hot

I have the Egg & Toast toaster and I used it for the first time yesterday and it worked fine for 2 sandwiches. Started to use it this morning and the taoster portion works but the egg warmer/cooker does not get hot at all

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Call the company. They will send you a new toaster -- at least they did for my neighbor.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Where can I download a manual


You can download the Instruction Manual for your Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin Toaster here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5767_2%20Slice-EMT_TEM500_All.pdf

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Sep 17, 2011 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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I have enjoyed my egg and muffin toaster for some time but all of a sudden the heater for the egg portion is not working. Is there a part (fuse?) or something that I can purchase to get it working again?


What a coincidence! My neighbor brought over his back-to-basics a couple of days ago with the same symptom.

I took it apart but haven't completed testing yet -- but it's not going to be simple. I think it's the relay for the egg cooker. It's soldered in a circuit board -- most likely will need replacing.

Unless you have experience with appliance repair, you should probably take it to a shop.

May 09, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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The toaster does not work but the egg portion does


Call the company. They will send you a new one. At least they did for my neighbor.

Apr 22, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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The toaster portion on my Back to Basics Egg & Muffin toaster does not work...please help


I just took mine apart. There is a small 24v relay that should switch and allow the toaster elements to come on.

If it is not staying down then there magnetic coil is not working. There is another question like this here.

Jan 24, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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I have a tefal TT550015 toast 'n' Egg and have no instructions on how to use it. Please advise


To use the egg side only, fill the measuring cup with the correct amounts of water. (One side is for boiled eggs, one is for poached eggs.) Pour the water into the basin at the bottom. For boiled- Place 1-4 eggs in the tray with the four holes. Use the sharp thing at the bottom of the measuring cup to pierce the egg shell. Place the lid over top, and hit the 'egg' button. When the light on the button goes out, remove the lid. For poached, grease the pan. Spray/ butter, whatever. DO NOT rely on the non-stick. The thick black tray for boiling eggs goes on first. With the egg in the greased pan (scrambled or whole) place the pan into the unit. There are four plastic pieces in the boiling tray to show you where it goes, the handles aligned. The round tray, with the square holes in it, can be used to warm pre-cooked meat.This is optional, and that tray goes on top. Place the lid over the top, and press 'egg'.

WARNING: this cooks by steam, and any remainder can cause burns. Be careful when removing the lid. Same goes for the product. The boiled eggs should not be touched directly.

To make an egg sandwich, load the egg side and the bread/english muffin/bagel into the toaster. Press the 'egg/toast' button BEFORE starting the toaster. The toaster will start on a timer so that the egg and toast will be done at the same time. When the toast pops up, you are good to go.

Note: there should be no water afterwards, maybe a little oil if you cooked meat. Hard water residue is easily removed with vineger and a paper towel.

Dec 02, 2008 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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Toaster will not stay down in toast position


uh, don't think there's a good chance, you could try to send toaster in for repair, but buying a new toaster is probably cheaper. 

Nov 24, 2008 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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Paula deen toaster with egg cooker


the toast part works but the egg part does't

Aug 20, 2008 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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Back to Basics egg toaster


My egg cooker stopped working, so I took the unit apart. To answer your question, I did not see a fuse inside. One way to tell if it is a power problem to the mother board is to observe whether the LEDs light up or not after pressing the switches. If the LEDs don't light, there could be something wrong with either a power component or a power connection.

In my case, the toaster worked fine. Usually these problems are caused by loose connections. Sometimes it is not obvious where the loose connection is. All I did was loosen and re-connect the wires to the egg cooker and also to the board they came from. I also shined up the toast slide button copper connections with a nail file. This was just a precaution, since the toast slide button had to be working (i.e. it still toasted, just didn't cook an egg).

So far, it seems to be working, but time will tell. If the problem was due to something other than a loose connection, it will happen again.

Apr 14, 2008 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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