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My breville toaster model BTA840XL won't drop the bread in for toasting

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If your power-socket is off, it won't. (I've done it several times, foolishly cursing the toaster). :rolleyes:
Otherwise unplug from wall, remove covers, check by pressing base down with a pen etc. On most auto-eject toasters, a powerful electromagnetic solenoid (electric magnet) holds the base (slice carriage) down while cool and warming up. When preset temperature is reached, solenoid is de-energized, releasing its magnetic hold on the base, allowing springs to pop bread up.
If you (or friend) has a tester and expertise, check solenoid (small coil) for resistance. If OK, (not open circuit), problem is in control circuitry.

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