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When i push the lever down to make toast, it does not stay

I have a cuisinart cpt 60 custom control electronic toaster- 2 slice.

when i push the lever down to make toast, it does not stay

is there anything i can do to fix it?

is there a place to send it for repair, if not?

thanks, margo

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Re: when i push the lever down to make toast, it does not...

No solution, problem, my lever (sometimes) will stay down, sometimes not, but it makes a loud "ractething" noise many times when the lever is pushed down>

best, randy

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Re: when i push the lever down to make toast, it does not...

This is a problem, our old toaster had this problem, and it would only work if we jammed the handle down, but don't try this, only because ours broke after we tried this, but if you can send it to the manufacturure, they should be able to fix this. If you don't what to do this, please phone me at 505 9181, but please call me from 8:00-10:00, 2:30-8:00.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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