Question about Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster
Will not stay down
Posted by Anonymous on
I repaired the same symtom that happend to one of the sides of my CPT-180 toaster. The magnets wouldn't engage due to a bad C1 capacitor on the circuit board that controlled that side of the toaster--the capacitor was bulged out on the bottom and turned out to be bad. I've attached some photos showing C1 bulged out compared to C1 on the good board.
C1 is the main power supply capacitor and if it goes bad, the circuit board power supply won't function correctly. This can lead to a broad spectrum of problems like the lever not staying down due to the magnets not engaging or the toasting control/timing circuits malfunctioning. If you replace the capacitor, it is best in most cases to replace with the same value as the orginal (220uf on my toaster)---you can usually get a replacement capacitor at Fry's Electronics. Replacing with a higher capacitance may be acceptable, but you should understand the impact to the rest of the circuit before you substitute a higher capacitance value. The voltage rating and temperature rating of the replacement capacitor should be the same or greater or the capacitor will fail quickly. Note the max temperature rating of capacitor C1 is +105C---toasters get hot (duh!) and the temperature around the circuit board of this model gets quite warm, so the temperature rating of the capacitor is critical. Finally, make sure the substitute capacitor fits when installed (requires soldering) and does not interfere with surrounding circuitry or other toaster mechanics when the circuit board is put back in place.
C1_location (next to screw)
Comparing_good_C1_with_bad_C1--note bulge on bottom of right C1
Bad_C1 showing capacitance, voltage and max temperature ratings
Posted on May 30, 2014
Hi Dale Anderson,
I have a similar problem with my Cuisinart cpt-180, but can't find the right screwdriver to open-up the toaster. The 4 screws seem to be of a very unusual type.
Can you please advise me what type to use.
grtkrayenhoff at hotmail dot com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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