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Electromagnet not working

My toaster works when I hold the lever down but the electromagnet is not turning on.

There is a transistor that starts with K241 on the board that appears to be driving this electromagnet. I can't find it when I do a search. I think that this may be blown.

Also if I unsolder the two wires from the electromagnet I should be able to do a continutiy test on the electromagnet, is that correct?



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  • nicole911 Feb 07, 2009

    I have the exact same problem :"my toaster works when I hold the lever down but the electromagnet is not turning on. "

    "There is a transistor that starts with K241 on the board that appears to be driving this electromagnet.". 

    I see 4 transistors, but i dont see markings on any of them.  I think the one that tis driving the magnet is the small one in the middle.  None of them show any sign of anomally.

    "Also if I unsolder the two wires from the electromagnet I should be able to do a continutiy test on the electromagnet, is that correct?"

    That sounds correct, but I don't think it is very likely that the magnet has a discontinuity.  I think it would be better it replace the transistor you think is bad.

    Since I don't see any thing wrong with the transistors, I'm wondering if the prblem is before that.  There to a wire that contacts withe metal plate that touches the magnet.  I'm thinking there may be a discontinuity in this circuit.




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