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Spring latch on bagel toaster. hard to get it to stay down when bread inserted in slot so heating element does not turn on. - Cuisinart heat surround electronic bagel toaster, model RBT20

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Only toast one side of the bread

This would be an electrical problem, if you can open up the toaster and find the main cord, then try to fix it from there, if you can not open it up, then you may need to replace it
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Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Bagel setting stuck on.

Hi,

Mechanism slight is the problem and spring give way.


Rdgs
alan

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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look inside your toaster. there must be something inside it turn it down and see if something comes out.. if nothing is inside then try to see if the cord that you switched on is not broken. if you see a liitle bit scratch mark on it- switch off. You can get a electric shock. it is your favorite toaster so try to consult a electricion to fix the cord for you.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: The heating element doesn't work in two of the slots.

If its a Dualit model then you should be able to get it repaired. Generally replacing parts on a Dualit is not easy but spares are usually available thanks to the fact that its one of the most well known commercial toasters on the market. Google and see if there's a repairer in your area.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: T-Fal Avante Bagel Tpaster - 4 slice

Energized coil (Magnet) which holds down lever mechanism may be coated and in need of scraping for it to make full contact

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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Hi my girlfriend just gave me this toaster, and would like to know what the lighted buttons are for thanks


Since you don't mention the make or model number of the toaster or its age I can only make the following guesses.
It might be an electronic model. To test if this is the case, leave the toaster unplugged and push the lever of the toaster down. If it does not stay down it is an electronic toaster. If it stays down then it is NOT electronic.
The lights might be lighted push buttons.
If you plug the toaster in then put a slice of bread or two in and push the lever handle down and one light comes on then this is probably a dual purpose pushbutton. It indicates that the heating elements are on and if you push it will cancel the toasting cycle and the bread slices should pop up.
If there is a button beside the above button it could be for extending the toaster cycle time a bit longer to compensate for a thicker slice or a denser bread like a bagel. If you push it, it will light up to let you know that the cycle has been extended for this reason.
If there is a button beside this one, it could be for extending the toasting cycle to compensate for a frozen slice of bread or whatever, like a bagel or even a frozen waffle.
If you find the make and model for your toaster, it might be on the bottom somewhere, google it to see if you can download an instruction manual for it.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.

Jun 03, 2017 | The Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Kitchen aid toaster won't stay down, heats when held down, but only on bagel setting. Checked crumb tray but all clean. What to do?


Contacts may be coated with Burt oil, butter, other matter. When engaged, contacts aren't engaging.

Aug 31, 2014 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Toast will not stay down in toaster when lever is depressed, actually lever will not stay down. how to fix it?


Most times this is caused by a build up of crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. There is a small electo magnet that holds the lever down, if it gets covered in crumbs it won't work. Take it outside turn it upside down and bang the heck out of it till everything comes out. If this does not work then check and make sure the magnet is still attatched inside. Other than that, this toaster gets terrible reviews from folks with issues just like yours. I can only assume the electronics are failing on these units far to quickly. It can be repaired if yuou send it in to the manufacture but that is really not economical. I hope the upside down banging cures the problem.

Jul 03, 2011 | KitchenAid KMTT200 2Slice Toaster

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Bread will not stay down; element does not get hot (Kenmore toaster- 10 -12 years old). I don't know if there is spring that needs to be replaced or if the element itself is gone. How would I test for this...


Hi and welcome to Fixya. There is a simple test you can do with an ohm meter across the heating element connections.

The unit must be unplugged and your going to have to remove the cover.

Check for any signs of low resistance across the element connections. No resistance or infinity and the element is history.

Any sliced bread toaster with a failed heating element will have the symptoms you described. However, it could also be the mating contact has failed which is closed when the bread holder is in the down postion.


My experience... 10 - 12 year old toasters are not worth repairing unless it is a commercial type unit. By the time you order the needed parts and pay the shipping you far exceed unit replacement costs. Repair costs rise even more if you ship it or hand carry it to a repair service center.

Jan 26, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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Dualit 4-slot toaster - is this how it's supposed to work?


your toaster is working correctly if both are off you are in BAGEL/BUN mode ( did i spell that wrong ? ) in that mode it will only toast the cut side .... Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob

Mar 02, 2009 | Dualit Vario Combi 2x2 65-Slice Toaster

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T-Fal Avante Bagel Tpaster - 4 slice


Energized coil (Magnet) which holds down lever mechanism may be coated and in need of scraping for it to make full contact

May 01, 2008 | Tefal Avante Deluxe 4 Slice Toaster

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Bagel setting stuck on.


Hi,

Mechanism slight is the problem and spring give way.


Rdgs
alan

Dec 15, 2007 | Tefal Avante Deluxe 4 Slice Toaster

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Lever on taoster will not stay down


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?

Oct 30, 2007 | Cuisinart CPT-140 Cool Touch 4-Slice...

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Duraband 4 slice toaster manual model # TS-5221


if u need a manual for a toaster, then u r really in trouble...espcially for the amt of money u paid for it.
ok...
if u need instructions on how to use a toaster...here goes:
When:
A toaster is used to heat slices of bread, bagels, waffles, etc. to a hot, crispy consistency. Most toasters allow the user to set the toasting length to ensure the toasted bread comes out to temperature and crispiness to the user’s likes.
Where:
Toasters should be used on a flat, uncluttered surface near an electrical outlet but far from sinks, or running/standing water.
How:
To toast bread in a toaster, follow these instructions:

1. Place slices of toast, one each, in the slots on the top of the toaster.

2. Find the toast setting (a knob or lever) and adjust to the desired wellness of the toast. (Generally, there is a scale printed near the knob or lever ranging from light to dark toast).

3. Push down the toasting lever (moving the slices of bread down into the toaster between the heating elements.

4. When the toast is finished, the slices will “pop” up automatically.

5. Remove the toast from the toaster.
WARNING:
If the bread should get stuck inside the toaster, DO NOT PUT ANYTHING INSIDE THE TOASTER in attempt to dig it out. UNPLUG the toaster, turn it upside down and shake. If the toast does not fall out, use a plastic fork or knife to gently remove it from the toaster. Using metal utensils could damage the heating elements. NEVER stick anything in the toaster while it is plugged in.
*For further safety, it is recommended that the toaster be unplugged after each use.
I wish u luck and happy toasting.

Oct 14, 2007 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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