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Re: left side dont work
The holder is a bimetallic strip that heats up and opens when it reaches a preset temperature based on the darkness setting. It should latch onto the toast loading mechanism when cold and then snap open when it reaches a certain temperature. The darkness setting knob adjusts the point at which it opens. Probably either the release mechanism is broken or bent or the setting knob is broken. You can disassemble it when unplugged by removing the screws on the bottom and prying off the toast loading knobs by placing a ruler wrapped in cloth against the housing and prying the knobs off with a large screwdriver carefully going back and forth from side to side. If the knobs break or won't go back on use a high temperature epoxy to reassemble. You have a good side to compare the bad side to. Look for differences from one side to the other as the toast loader lever goes down and as the darkness knob is rotated. You may just have something blocking the mechanism. After working on it, plug it in outside to a ground-fault protected outlet on a fireproof surface before attempting to use it.
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There are two printed circuit boards inside front of toaster - One PC board for each side. The circuit board on the side that won't latch down in the "toasting" position , is defective. Now, does anyone have access to a schematic for this toaster?
The heating resistor on the left side has shorted with the case. Since you don't know very much on electrical equipment (to fix it you would have to open it, remove the shorted piece of wire, reattach all and insulate them properly) and the price of a new item is low, just buy a new one and discard this one. You shouldn't use it again, under no circumstances - if you're unlucky it can kill you.
Hi, most new toaster have a selenoid that hold down the handle while toasting then release when done so a spring bring the toast up. Possible problem with the selenoid, the electronic circuit that controls it or the plate that the selenoid holds. When you lower the handle you close the contacts of the AC line inside the toaster so if the handle is raised there is no power.
I would just buy a new toaster...they are not that expensive. Check the intruction book first because maybe it's under warranty. Or if you bought it very recently, just take it back to the store. Most places will take it back even without a reciept if you tell them you just bought it and it's already broken.
Hi, I assume that you had the toast carriage pushed down when you check the solenoid (hold down coil) volts ? .. a bit dangerous to try though Either way, try resoldering the solenoid connections, they can develop hairline cracks that limit the current.
if you mean the toast itself doesn't toast on one side, check that both heating elements have about the same resistance value. One could be twice as conductive as the other and not heat as much as the other side.
If you mean the other two slots don't toast, the problem could be in the switch or in the elements themselves. check carefully the continuity of the toaster across the (unplugged) ac power connector while you push the toaster load handle down on each side. If the resistance is significantly larger on the problem side, the problem is either the switch or the elements. The problem is usually with the switch becoming corroded or oxidized. The switch is supposed to be self-cleaning, that is, it wipes itself as contact is made to help remove buildup. Sandpaper both contacts until they shine copper colored. Otherwise look at the elements while toasting. dark areas mean lower wattage is being dissipated and the element may be bad near a dark spot.
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,