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KITCHEN AID MOD. KTT340WH TOASTER. LEVER WON'T STAY DOWN. TOOK IT APART AND ELECTROMAGNET AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STROKE DOES NOT SEEM TO HOLD WHEN LEVER IS PUSHED DOWN. ARE PARTS AVAILABLE. THANKS. EARL G. BOWLIN P.E.

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SOURCE: My toaster doesn't stay in the down (toast) position unless I hold it down

I had the same problem with this model. Made sure it was unplugged, took the 4 screws out of the bottom as others did. Pulled off the handle for the toast push down and the knob for the darkness control (it took some effort but came off ok, if you can tilt the darkness knob opposite the number 1 it will come off easier, there's a hook-tab right at the 1 position).

My problem was with one of the points on the 4 copper tabs that come together as the toast is pushed down. The outer copper tab was slightly out of alignment when the toast was in it's latched position and broke the circuit making it never want to latch. I bent the problem one into alignment and solved the problem.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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Yep you need to replace the lever.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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hi .. try to dissamble.. and clean it . there may some mechanisim problem.. or ther is a link for the manual just verify it : 

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Toaster will only toast on one side

You need a new heating element. Here's the link to kitchin Aid customer service. You will need the model & serial numbers to get the right part. Also, you will have to detail which element is out, such as looking at the handle it's the second from the left or whichever it is. Each one has a specific part number and they are not interchangeable.

http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/customer-service-contact/

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: my toaster only toasts on one side of the

The kitchen aid brand is usually a good one,
i prefer you too replace the toasting elements because in my brand i faced the same problem and i replaced the toasting element . it worked wonders for me

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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