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The lever you press to toast will not stay down.

One of the levers to press on the 4-slice toaster will not stay down and therefore does not toast at all. Is there something that I can do to fix it? Thank you.

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open the unit. look for disconnected wires from sloppy factory

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SOURCE: Black & Decker T-1029 2-slice Toaster - lever broken

Main problem with these is crumbs, they get stuck between the 2 surfaces of the small electromagnet that keeps the lever down, consequently it does not stick anymore, try drop kicking it in the drection of the garbage can, this sort fright may just scare it into working again.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Open the toaster up and look inside by the levers, there should be a little piece that will keep the lever down, if this is missing, then you may need to replace the toaster, if not, then the little piece may be stuck, you can use the following to try and loosen it up,
1. WD-40

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

SOURCE: when i push the lever down to make toast, it does not stay

no solution, problem, my lever (sometimes) will stay down, sometimes not, but it makes a loud "ractething" noise many times when the lever is pushed down>

best, randy

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Digital Display no longer showing, lever won't stay down

YOU HAVE A DEFECTIVE DIODE THAT LITES THE LCD. A .99 CENT PART. SELLER SHOULD REPLACE THE TOASTER WITH OUT QUESTION.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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