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Cusinart toaster won't stay down

This is a Cuisinart two slice (long and wide) toaster for bagels. The White plastic model CPT -35. The toast lever will not stay down and therefore not operate. The lever itself is loose and come off. I am tring to take it apart and have removed the 4 screws at the bottom and the 2 screws holding the power cord retainer.
The corners at the bottom are very secure so maybe there are some screws under the rubber feet but before continuting, I was looking for a diagram on-line and have not found one. Can you direct me on the disassembly or the feasibility of repairing this toaster?

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We opened up our toaster and scraped some baked-on crumbs off the top of the electromagnet that controls the carriage catch. When we closed it back up, it worked again.

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Posted on Oct 28, 2011

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

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Mechanism slight is the problem and spring give way.


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SOURCE: only toasts one side of toast

The cancel button is stuck in the in position

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Hi my girlfriend just gave me this toaster, and would like to know what the lighted buttons are for thanks


Since you don't mention the make or model number of the toaster or its age I can only make the following guesses.
It might be an electronic model. To test if this is the case, leave the toaster unplugged and push the lever of the toaster down. If it does not stay down it is an electronic toaster. If it stays down then it is NOT electronic.
The lights might be lighted push buttons.
If you plug the toaster in then put a slice of bread or two in and push the lever handle down and one light comes on then this is probably a dual purpose pushbutton. It indicates that the heating elements are on and if you push it will cancel the toasting cycle and the bread slices should pop up.
If there is a button beside the above button it could be for extending the toaster cycle time a bit longer to compensate for a thicker slice or a denser bread like a bagel. If you push it, it will light up to let you know that the cycle has been extended for this reason.
If there is a button beside this one, it could be for extending the toasting cycle to compensate for a frozen slice of bread or whatever, like a bagel or even a frozen waffle.
If you find the make and model for your toaster, it might be on the bottom somewhere, google it to see if you can download an instruction manual for it.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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Check to insure the surge protector has not popped out. Reset and try again. Make sure its plugged in or it will not stay down.

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I repaired a problem with one of the sides of my CPT-180 toaster that was fixed by replacing C1. This may be the same component that Stan was referring to, as the C1 capacitor on the circuit board I was having problems with was bulging. I've attached some photos showing C1 bulged out compared to C1 on the good board.
C1 is the main power supply capacitor and if it goes bad, the circuit board power supply won't function correctly. This can lead to a broad spectrum of problems like the lever not staying down or the toasting control/timing circuits malfunctioning. If you replace the capacitor, it is best in most cases to replace with the same value as the orginal (220uf on my toaster)---you can usually get a replacement capacitor at Fry's Electronics. Replacing with a higher capacitance may be acceptable, but you should understand the impact to the rest of the circuit before you substitute a higher capacitance value. The voltage rating and temperature rating of the replacement capacitor should be the same or greater or the capacitor will fail quickly. Note the max temperature rating of capacitor C1 is +105C---toasters get hot (duh!) and the temperature around the circuit board of this model gets quite warm, so the temperature rating of the capacitor is critical. Finally, make sure the substitute capacitor fits when installed (requires soldering) and does not interfere with surrounding circuitry or other toaster mechanics when the circuit board is put back in place.
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Bad_C1 showing capacitance, voltage and max temperature ratings
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