Question about Breville Kitchen Appliances - Others
Breville toaster model No.VT001 bought 18months ago. When pulling down the lever to take the bread down and start to toast the lever just comes back up. Is there a simple solution to repair as it seems to have tamperproof screws fitted. T the moment we are manually holding down the lever to toast the bread. Thanks.
For what it might cost to fix it buy a better brand of toaster for about 10% of the cost of this horrible brand.
You'll notice their new ones are "smart" toasters with NO LEVER. You push a button and the electronics takes care of the rest (and blow up quickly.)
$15 to $25 at Walmart.. instead of $100 to $200.
Posted on Dec 17, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi sounds like the problem is the holding down mechanizem clean the toaster well find that spring which caches the lever down you can find it on the external lever side pretty small and simple thing when you push down the external lever the spring kick a little lever which holds the slide in place for heatup only when you will hear a "click" then you'll know its in place and then the electric cicuit will be close and engage the coils to heatup good luck
Posted on Mar 30, 2006
SOURCE: toaster lever wont stay down
Open the toaster up and look inside by the levers, there should be a little piece that will keep the lever down, if this is missing, then you may need to replace the toaster, if not, then the little piece may be stuck, you can use the following to try and loosen it up,
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
no solution, problem, my lever (sometimes) will stay down, sometimes not, but it makes a loud "ractething" noise many times when the lever is pushed down>
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
I had the same problem with this model. Made sure it was unplugged, took the 4 screws out of the bottom as others did. Pulled off the handle for the toast push down and the knob for the darkness control (it took some effort but came off ok, if you can tilt the darkness knob opposite the number 1 it will come off easier, there's a hook-tab right at the 1 position).
My problem was with one of the points on the 4 copper tabs that come together as the toast is pushed down. The outer copper tab was slightly out of alignment when the toast was in it's latched position and broke the circuit making it never want to latch. I bent the problem one into alignment and solved the problem.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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