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Problem with jaipan toaster

Sir i am mecania from india and i request u to solve my problem when i give supply the toaster do not stay down i have clean the whole toaster but not able to come out of this situation so plz can u help me

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Re: problem with jaipan toaster

The release mechanism contains a bimetallic strip that snaps open when a certain amount of power goes through it based on the setting. When cold, it should trap the toast loading lever mechanism. If not, it may be broken or bent. Don't work on it with power applied

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