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The toaster doesnt work, light doesnt turn on. Have opened the toaster, but cannot see what is wrong with it. It is just over 2 years old.

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  • hronnvr Aug 22, 2010

    It is a KitchenAid KTT780 2Slice Toaster.

  • hronnvr Aug 22, 2010

    "find the contact that is touched when the toaster lever is pressed down" - this is a KitchenAid KPTT780. Do you have a solution that fits my toaster????

    Thank you.

  • hronnvr Aug 23, 2010

    Thank you caroldon for this answer. I have been checking the internet and apparently I am not the only one having this problem with the KitchenAid KTT780. Just shortly after we received the toaster the peep that is supposed to let us know that the toaster is ready, stopped working. Then the switch only worked sometimes (there comes a blue light that indicates that the toaster is on), then it just stopped working. Does this sound like a more switch problem or??? And have you received many requests regarding this type of Kitchen Aid??

  • hronnvr Aug 23, 2010

    Thank you jayantjha355 for your answer. Have you read my comment that I posted earlier.

    "I have been checking the internet and apparently I am not the only one having this problem with the KitchenAid KTT780. Just shortly after we received the toaster the peep that is supposed to let us know that the toaster is ready, stopped working. Then the switch only worked sometimes (there comes a blue light that indicates that the toaster is on), then it just stopped working. Does this sound like a more switch problem or??? And have you received many requests regarding this type of Kitchen Aid??"

    Please don't give a standard answer, I need a tailor made solution to my problem.

    Thank you.

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Hello,

You can fix this yourself by taking the following instruction below,
Check on the power plug of the toaster, if it is okay or firm to the power socket source, if otherwise open the toaster, check if there is blown fuse, if it is replaced with the same rating, but if otherwise check the thermostat and the element of the toaster by using a multimeter or a digital meter to read the two component, this must read a continuity in the ohms ranges, if otherwise it is bad replaced to a new one of the same rating. Thanks for using fixya , take care

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Toasters are categorized as heating appliances. Their function is to develop sufficient heat near a slice of bread to heat and toast it. Breakfast certainly wouldn't be the same without the pop-up toaster.
In many homes, toasters malfunction more than any other small appliance. There are two reasons for this. First, toasters are typically built economically to be a throw-away appliance. Replacement models start at $10.
Second, malfunctions are frequently not the fault of the toaster itself but of food particles that interfere with its operation. Excess pieces of bread broken off by carriage movement fall into the base of the toaster and accumulate, obstructing carriage movement, shorting out heating elements, plugging the latch release, and interfering with solenoid operation
That's why most pop-up toasters have a large crumb tray and door at the bottom of the toaster. By sliding or unlatching this crumb door you can release food particles trapped in the bottom of the toaster.
For a toaster that is used daily, this should be done once
a week. Simply unplug the toaster, hold it over a trash
container, and unlatch the door. Once the primary food particles have fallen out, move the toaster around to release other particles that may be trapped at the edges. Periodically clean out the toaster using a can of compressed air, making sure you don't damage sensitive heating elements or switches.

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There is the heating coil which mustt be checked primarily to be showing a good ccontinutiy. Use a good multimeter and check the continuity of the heating coils, then check on the switch, remove the power off when you are doing this test.
Now check the line continuity of the plug , main wires to the switch. If open connection change the main wire /plug with a sealed with the same rating.
If line is OK, the the fault will be with the switch but if the heating coils are bad, then I think it might not be economical to replace than to buy a new one. So check and decide with your inferences.

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Hi there!!

Unplug the toaster before you work on it.

Make sure the toaster is getting power if it won't work. Is the cord intact? If the cord seems OK, check the actuator ' open up the toaster and find the contact that is touched when the toaster lever is pressed down. This metal part may be bent. Reposition it with needle-nose pliers.

Check the trip rod if crumbs aren't the problem. This small rod is attached to a bi-metal strip that heats with the toaster. As one type of metal heats faster than the other, the strip bends and pulls the rod away from the carriage, eventually releasing it. The rod may have slipped out of its hole.

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