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The push handle wont stay down so that the bread could toast. any ideas how to fix it?

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Very often it's simply crumbs in the wrong place.

Unplug it and take it outside. Remove any little drawers you have completely, and brush them out with a stiff brush.

Turn toaster upsidedown, and bang the sides with your flat palm to empty crumbs. Because of the design, this doesn't get everything out, and you may need to do it upright, and upsidedown again.
While upsidedown, press the levers fully down, and agitate them on the bottom stop.

This should remove the crumbs from the electromagnet armature.
This is operates when a flat plate rests on the elecromagnet. If there are crumbs in the way - it wont hold.

If there is still a problem after this, please contact again, or rate so that other may follow the advice given. Thank you.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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