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Model 169096 4 slice toaster--The right side will not stay down. Will toast if i hold the lever down. Have cleaned crumbs out nd still not working

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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

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SOURCE: The handles would not stay down

turn temp knob up more and they should work.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Russell Hobbs RH2T toaster bread won't stay down w/o hold handle

Hi, most new toaster have a selenoid that hold down the handle while toasting then release when done so a spring bring the toast up. Possible problem with the selenoid, the electronic circuit that controls it or the plate that the selenoid holds. When you lower the handle you close the contacts of the AC line inside the toaster so if the handle is raised there is no power.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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When you press the lever to push the bread down in the toaster, it will not stay down


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To take the toaster apart, pull the down lever straight out and then unfasten the screws on the bottom base (5 on mine) and pull the top off carefully. There are wires connecting the control face to the base, but they have enough slack to let you separate the top/bottom and access the mechanism.

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The digital control panel is on the fritz,


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My husband took the cover off and found that a magnet is what keeps the lever down when the toaster's on, and allows it to go back up when the toasting is done. It's an electro magnet that works only when the toaster is on. It seems that when I turned the unit upside down and rightside up again, crumbs landed on the magnet's contact plates (which are about 1/4" x 1/2") and would not allow the magnet to engage. Because the magnet wouldn't engage, the lever would not stay down, and the toaster shut off. Brush off the magnets, replace the cover and toast away!

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Hi,

Very often it's simply crumbs in the wrong place.

Unplug it and take it outside. Remove any little drawers you have completely, and brush them out with a stiff brush.

Turn toaster upsidedown, and bang the sides with your flat palm to empty crumbs. Because of the design, this doesn't get everything out, and you may need to do it upright, and upsidedown again.
While upsidedown, press the levers fully down, and agitate them on the bottom stop.

This should remove the crumbs from the electromagnet armature.
This is operates when a flat plate rests on the elecromagnet. If there are crumbs in the way - it wont hold.

If there is still a problem after this, please contact again, or rate so that other may follow the advice given. Thank you.

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