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The lever on my cuisinart cpt 120 toaster won't stay down when

The lever that you press down to toast bread won't "catch." I'm also unable to open the toaster to examine it

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

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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SOURCE: toaster won't stay in down position

We opened up our toaster and scraped some baked-on crumbs off the top of the electromagnet that controls the carriage catch. When we closed it back up, it worked again.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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SOURCE: my cuisinart cpt 160 toaster won't start

Do any of the lights come on ?

If not then have you checked the plug top fuse

If the lights come on and then when you press the lever down it does not latch a solenoid has gone open circuit

Good toasters can be fixed

Cheap ones go in the trash bin

Posted on May 29, 2009

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