Question about Toastmaster TP409 4-Slice Toaster
Toaster doesn't heat on one side. Checked the continuity of the heating elements and they have continuity.
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.
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
I have found that the micro switches are whats causing the problem. It doesnt seem to me like they are cleanable. According to Toastmaster there are two switches a left and a right. I have looked it over pretty good and I dont see a difference between the two.
I am finding that the micro switches are very sensitive to lever positon and I can only imagine that over time they wear.
Thanks for your help
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
I found out the micro switches are gettting worn! This is on a TP409.
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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