Question about Cuisinart CPT-140 Cool Touch 4-Slice Toaster
The right side facing lever will not stay down. when i hold the lever down, there is no heat generating from the elements. I have disassembled the unit but am not sure what i should be looking for.
Black & Decker T4050 OptiToast 4-Slice and it will not stay down and heat either. However you can hold it down and then it will heat. I apparently has an electromagnet that is supposed to hold it down and it's not working. Any Suggestions?
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
On my CPT-140 the two slots on the right would not stay down, but it would heat up if you held the lever down. Well i took it open and looked at it a bit, there it a ciruit board on the inside of the face near the levers, if you look down near the bottom of this you will see a little white plastic hook.. at the top of this should be a plug with three wires .. on my toaster this plug was NOT plugged into this white plastic hook part thing. I plugged it in and now it works fine. Hope this helps someone else
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
I had an identical problem and did exactly what another reader suggested by completely cleaning the crumb trays and shaking any crumbs out that were present. Both of the latches remained down and the heating element resume working again. I feel like calling the Cuisinart rep back and informing her since her only suggestion at my request of any trouble shooting solutions was to buy another toaster since it appears I had a good 4 years out of it. My response was that bought it because of the name and expected it to last more than 4 years fell on deaf ears. Nice....
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
I found out something that surprised me once I pried the cover off my toaster: The toast carriage is held down by an electro-magnet, not by any type of physical clasp or hook. I looked at *so* many websites and consulted a coupld of hard-bound fix-it books, and neve anywhere did any article mention this unusual approach to holding the toast carriage down.
Long story short: the real problem with my toaster was that when I moved it, I plugged it into an outlet that turns out to be faulty. Thus the electro-magnet did not work, so the heating element could not heat. Once I plugged it into a different, working, outlet, the toaster worked just fine (except that I broke a thing or two prying the cover off -- oops!)
Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Disassemble (carefully) trying not to bend tabs
holding it together as it makes it harder to put back together, try taking only one side off first. When the lever comes down it contacts a small magnet and below that there are two bronze colored tabs, clean both contacts,being carefull not to bend anything,with contact cleaner(sold at electronics stores) sprayed on a q tip and let dry a few minutes then test before re assembly
worked on my toastmaster TMT
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
I have the same problem
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
I had a similar problem with my Toastmaster Model Number TT2CTBB, 2 slice toaster. After disassembly I found one of the two copper spring contacts had come loose from the circuit board. I was able to reattach the spring contact to the circuit board using a very small screw which fit through the attaching end of the spring contact and a nut.I drilled a clearance hole through the circuit board where the spring contact had been attached. I did have to grind a small flat on the head of the screw.This allowed for clearance between head and the bend in contact spring, which let contact spring work properly.
Oh by the way, lever is held down by an eectromagnet. No working contact switch, no AC current, no magnet. Upon reassembly of cover, etc after reattach of contact spring switch with screw and nut, toaster works great!
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
I had the same problem.
I removed the crumb tray and put it back in.
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
You should see Electrical contacts near the lever. Clean between where the metal of tghe Electrical contact meet each other. The Toaster bread trays slide up and down on a metal rod. On one side the assembly that slides on the rod, you should see a "L" shaped piece of metal that hangs. This "L" shaped piece is suppose to Catch and hold the bread in the toaster. Good luck....
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
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.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
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