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Do you work on toasters? after cleaning toaster, heating elements not all working

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Wiring may have gotten wet while cleaning try using hair dryer,blow through all the vent holes for a few minutes

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Toast Master Toaster TP409

if you mean the toast itself doesn't toast on one side, check that both heating elements have about the same resistance value. One could be twice as conductive as the other and not heat as much as the other side.
If you mean the other two slots don't toast, the problem could be in the switch or in the elements themselves. check carefully the continuity of the toaster across the (unplugged) ac power connector while you push the toaster load handle down on each side. If the resistance is significantly larger on the problem side, the problem is either the switch or the elements. The problem is usually with the switch becoming corroded or oxidized. The switch is supposed to be self-cleaning, that is, it wipes itself as contact is made to help remove buildup. Sandpaper both contacts until they shine copper colored. Otherwise look at the elements while toasting. dark areas mean lower wattage is being dissipated and the element may be bad near a dark spot.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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SOURCE: "Outside" heating elements don't heat up. Can I find replacements

its not the elements . its the control board . and you cannot buy a control board , but it can be fixed there is a small relay on the board that needs to resoldered to the printed curcit board . its a pain the the rear-end to get to it , fix it and get back in there and all back together but it can be done ( about 3 hours total ) , if your like me and never say never ......... good luck

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Phillips toaster. It has been working

it sounds like the magnetic coil which holds the lever down to the toast position has burned out. you probably can't get the part for repairing it as it would be too costly

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I changed the element in my Dualit toaster; still doesn't work

If I understand well the blackened wire is an overheated wire which it is probably but off in one point so no electricity comes to the element anymore.
However overheated wire in you metalic toaster is a very danger thing to have and need to replace all the wires you have noticed that they changed color or not look good contition.
The problem have been caused from a problematic element which is the one you have already replaced.
However you if after you replace the wires you need to inspect the toaster after some time in order to be sure that not any other element causing the problem.
Good luck.

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 4 slice

The toast carriage is held down by an electro-magnet, not by any type of physical clasp or hook.

So the most frequent problem with elector-magnet is due to the heat some wire or springs become loose so the electro-magnet is not working properly so it does not stay down.

Another reason that electro-magnet not work properly is due to bread remaining does not leave the lector-magnet contacts to contact. You should clean between where the metal of the Electrical contact meet each other.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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