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Braun 550 Toaster

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I'm hoping someone can help me find a solution to my problem. I just bought a new toaster, and it worked fine on the first day, but from the second day, when i depress the lever to start toasting, it doesn't stay down and comes up immediately.


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Re: Braun 550 Toaster

Return it to vendor for replacement.
Small electricals such as Toasters, Kettles, Computer parts, Audio & Cameras and the like do not get repaired - they get replaced and the seller is the place to go.

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