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My TEM-500 failed after being used 4 times.

I opened the unit and discovered that a small relay (probably solid state) that controlled the toaster heating element had failed. I am a retired electrical engineer, and could probably repair the unit if I could obtain a replacement part. The manufacturer has informed me that they don't do repairs or supply parts.

This item was a gift from my daughter, and is otherwise in new condition. I don't want to junk it without making an effort to fix it.

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Where can I download a manual


You can download the Instruction Manual for your Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin Toaster here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5767_2%20Slice-EMT_TEM500_All.pdf

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I was given this toaster as a gift from my daughter. It failed after being used 4 times. Being a retired electronics engineer, I took the unit apart and found that a small relay that operated the toaster...


Unfortunately this is the sadddest part of our enviourment problem but the best part for the economic boom. Unless the unit is discarded the companies cannot surrvive.Hence most of the models are scrapped for no reason to make way so that the product sale continues.
If by cleaning the relay the fault can be rectified , try to do it with a good contact point/switch cleaner.
If the relay coils are damaged, the use an external relay if a similar type is not available.
the last option is to source one from a damaged set, sets discarded for coil failure etc..Try to salvage this part from old service shops,junk yards or second hand dealers.
Hope you find my tip helpful.

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I took it apart but haven't completed testing yet -- but it's not going to be simple. I think it's the relay for the egg cooker. It's soldered in a circuit board -- most likely will need replacing.

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I found this on the Focus Electronics website, which is Back to Basics and West Brand.

http://www.focuselectrics.com/supportdata/TEM4500_manual_np.pdf

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