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Problem with the CUISINART RBT-450BKPC costco toaster

The handle doesn't stay down anymore on one side. if i manually push it down the toaster heats up and works fine but it won't lock in position by itself anymore.

One side still works and locks down fine.

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We had exact the same problem. Our problem was within the circuit board controlling the release relay, on the left side. 3 parts was dead:
1) rectifier diode 200V 1amp
2) Electrolytic capacitor 220uF 25V
3 Zener diode 12V 1W
These components supplies 12VDC to the rest of the circuits from the mains, 127 VAC.

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Similar problem on ours. The fault seems to be with the connection to the heating elements at the center (low on the element in the back of the toaster). I notice a small flame back there on one side, and missing insulation on the other. The connections seem to share a common rivet. Pushing the connection around sometimes makes the toaster work. Looking for a way to get to the connections so I can repair it.

Posted on Jul 05, 2013

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