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I can't figure out how it goes back together. The toaster lever wasn't working, so my wife took out the crumb tray and turned the toster upside down thing something was jammed. A long metal rod and long spring came out. I got the chrome cover off, but now I can't figure out how the toaster lever and other parts fit back together, and I still don't know where the long rod and spring came from.

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That long rod and spring sound like the rod that the opperating lever rides on, kind of a guide, the spring is what pops it up when the toast is done .. should be sitting verticle in a groove or hole in the opperating lever.

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