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Toaster is not working. It is not holding the bread when pressed down

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  • kathie b Sep 11, 2008

    Toaster lever won't stay down, won't "catch" even after repeated tries.

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look inside your toaster. there must be something inside it turn it down and see if something comes out.. if nothing is inside then try to see if the cord that you switched on is not broken. if you see a liitle bit scratch mark on it- switch off. You can get a electric shock. it is your favorite toaster so try to consult a electricion to fix the cord for you.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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Certainly seems like it's last day has gone!!
It did give you good reliable service didn't it !!!

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: bread will not stay down

Be sure the temp/time dial is not on zero.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Russell Hobbs RH2T toaster bread won't stay down w/o hold handle

Hi, most new toaster have a selenoid that hold down the handle while toasting then release when done so a spring bring the toast up. Possible problem with the selenoid, the electronic circuit that controls it or the plate that the selenoid holds. When you lower the handle you close the contacts of the AC line inside the toaster so if the handle is raised there is no power.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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I broke mine trying to fix this, but the fix is very easy. remove the out shell and you will see two prongs with contacts that engage when the plunger is pressed. The plunger will not stay down because the prongs are bent and/or dirty. clean the contact, push the prongs closer to the contact and that should do it. Becareful about how you disconnect and reconnect the wires. That is the mistake that I made, and the fuse blew. BTW, if you fix yours, please let me know what kind of fuse is on it. The fuse is in a sheet in a cluster of wires between the two plungers.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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