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Handle for Lever Won't Stay On

Our Black & Decker T4200 toaster has worked very well for the last 4 years except the handle on the left side won't stay on.

I can't find a way to disassemble the toaster to repair it since the right lever handle stays in place and doesn't seem to be designed for removal.

We certainly now know when the toast is done in the left 2 slots as the handle is projected into the air when the toast pops up.

All suggestions are appreciated.

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Same problem. Both handles fell off. Took off the cover and inspected the unit to understand how the lever, handle, and retaining clip assemble -- no pieces seem to be broken. I'm a bit baffeled as to the engineering that went into the design of this 'toaster lever handle'...

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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

Ian Prins
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SOURCE: toaster lever wont stay down

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

cactus bob
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SOURCE: VersaToast T1400

THERES A RECALL ON THIS TOASTER CALL BLACK & DECKER @866-264-9230 FOR A REPLACEMENT TOASTER ......Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob .

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Black and /decker toaster model T3550. The outside elements work but the middle ones do not. so only one side of the bread is toaster.And the handle must be held down the whole time to toast

The heating element wire is really thin and there is a great posssibilty of breakage. There is also a spring switch in which the lever locks when toasting. needs replacement.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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