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Elements won't light

Switch has power but elements won't work??

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Assuming the switch in front is pressed to activate all of the heating elements, if still not working:
ask the service center:
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone 201-439-1700
fax 201-439-1701

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The power light does not come on but it still trips the electric

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its because the heating elements have shorted

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My toaster only toasts one side - is it the rocker switch or can 2 elements blow at the same time

they can blow at the same time
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Only the side elements are working on the toaster. The middle elements which would toast one side of a slice of bread are not working. Is it possible to repair/replace the middle elements?

Maybe. Unplug the toaster and remove the bottom plate as you would for cleaning. look for the wires connected to the middle elements and see if one has become disconnected or broken. If one or more of the connections to the middle element is a quick disconnect type (click link for a picture), then inspect it for overheating, oxidation or corrosion. You may be able to clean it up with a Scotch-brite metal polishing pad.

On my toaster, the connections to the heater elements are metal strips riveted to tabs from the element assemblies. One strip is riveted to the power neutral; the other has a quick disconnect tab for a wire from the thermostat. A loose or broken rivet could be the problem, but do not use an aluminum pop rivet to repair it. It can't take the heat, even if you could find one small enough.

I've seen toaster heater elements evaporate over the years - they get a hot spot, which burns off metal, making it thinner and hotter until finally there's nothing left there. At that point the element is gone. I suppose if you could find nichrome ribbon wire of the same width and thickness as the original, you could rebuild the heating element plate, but it would be a delicate task because the mica insulating material is fragile. It's probably more practical to scavenge a working heater assembly from another toaster of similar design, if the electrical connections are serviceable with the tools you have.

Unless this is a very fancy unit, it's probably cheaper and easier to scrap it out and replace the whole thing.

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The two inside elements do not toast. The outside

You either have a stuck/defective bagel button, which turns off two elements; the elements have a break in them; or there is a wire broke or loose on the inside elements.

If you can use a multimeter, you can unplug the toaster and remove the case and check for all of these conditions. At each end of the toasting element, check for continuity, if OK, then check the bagel button to see if it is working correctly, again with the continuity check.

Check all connections to make sure none have burned off at the wire/connector points, and finally, check the thermal fuse to see if it might have failed.

Other than that, there isn't much else to check.

Hope you found this Very Helpful - Best regards!

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Chances are that both elements should energize when starting up in bake mode. Since bake is by the very nature of the principle "constant heat" then the job of the control on the unit is to maintain an stable temperature for a specific period of time. Sooo... when starting up, both elements would be available to quickly raise the temperature. Once that temperature is reached then the bottom element would be all that is required to maintain the set temperature. Watch the elements for a period of time, until the "bake" temp is met and see if the bottom element is the only one energizing for the remainder of the time alloted.

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Need replacement dualit 2 slice toaster elements

You can get any part you need at the Dualit Repair Center:
41 Woodbine St
Bergenfield NJ 07621
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fax 201-439-1701

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Toast Master Toaster TP409

if you mean the toast itself doesn't toast on one side, check that both heating elements have about the same resistance value. One could be twice as conductive as the other and not heat as much as the other side.
If you mean the other two slots don't toast, the problem could be in the switch or in the elements themselves. check carefully the continuity of the toaster across the (unplugged) ac power connector while you push the toaster load handle down on each side. If the resistance is significantly larger on the problem side, the problem is either the switch or the elements. The problem is usually with the switch becoming corroded or oxidized. The switch is supposed to be self-cleaning, that is, it wipes itself as contact is made to help remove buildup. Sandpaper both contacts until they shine copper colored. Otherwise look at the elements while toasting. dark areas mean lower wattage is being dissipated and the element may be bad near a dark spot.

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measure and record the resistance of the elements. attach an ohmmeter to the (unplugged) power cord and push down the toast loading mechanism. wire the elements up until you get the same reading on the ohmmeter you got when ohming the elements out individually. Then make sure the ohmmeter reads open when the toast loader mechanism is deactivated. Then make real sure that the hot side of the ac power plug (the smaller plug) is not electrically connected to the case of the unit. Take the unit outside on a fireproof base and run an extension cord to it but leave it unplugged. Better yet use a switching power socket if you have one. Load it with toast and actuate the toast loading mechanism. Stand away from the unit and power it up. You may want to run it several times to eliminate any smoke from it due to contamination. Be aware that any finger acids or other contaminants on the elements will shorten their lifespan so you might want to clean it and let it dry thoroughly before use.

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Why will my Elements not turn on?

If you definitely have power at the elements, then if they are not heating they must be damaged - just check there is no cutout or safety device after the point you are testing for power. My guess is that new elements will solve the problem Please post again if you need info on getting/fitting replacements This link gives contact details etc. at the bottom. Hope this helps :)

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