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My toaster is hung up on '2'...and flashes. I just want a peice of toast!

I have NO idea what has happened to our family toaster. We've had our toaster, KitchenAid (blue) two-peice of toast, one slot toaster for several years, and up until now, Old Faithful has never let me down. Now he's flashing the number two and wont take down any bread for my morning toast. Not only that, but when I try to press reset and hold it, random numbers pop up and then upon releasing the button, the number two comes back...

What's up? Is it my toaster's last day?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    lift and look toaster flashes all of the indicator lights and none of the buttons work and the toaster does not pop up. After unplugging for a few minutes and then back in again it works fine.

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Certainly seems like it's last day has gone!!
It did give you good reliable service didn't it !!!

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  • notlobbor Nov 11, 2010

    I had same issue. There are crumbs and or pieces stuck in an internal switch Follow these instructions:
    1. unplug
    2. clean crumb tray
    3. Shake it, shake it, shake the **** out of it. Shake it sideways, left and right, upside down, right side up, flat ways, etc.. Hard to believe how much stuff will come out.
    4. Plug it back in (still flashes 2)
    5. Hit reset button
    6. Set darkness should now work so you can toast again.

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Kitchenaid told me it's an electrical code, to unplug and wait 60 seconds then try again. To that I would add unplug and thoroughly clean toaster removing tray, shaking, and using compressed air to clear. I tried that earlier today and - knock on wood - the problem seems "solved" for now....

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My toaster is hung up on '2'...and flashes. I just - c:\users\peter\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gifEmily: Thank you for contacting KitchenAid! My name is Emily. I will be with you momentarily.
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ME: Emily, hi.I have a KTT251 which is flashing a 2 in the led window. What does that mean and how may I clear it?
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c:\users\peter\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image027.gifEmily: Thank you for waiting. Unfortunately, we do not have any specific information on the error code, it is an electrical error code. We do not have any further information on repair, as our toasters are not repairable products. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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c:\users\peter\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image031.jpgEmily: Unfortunately, we do not have any further information other than it is an electrical error. If you would like, I can provide you with the contact information to an authorized service center in your area. However, I am not sure if they would have any information on the error code because our toasters are not repairable products.
c:\users\peter\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image012.jpgME: Emily, thank you. Please convey to your management that you have a customer who is dissatisfied with the product and with the inability of the support system at Kitchenaid to even identify the cause of the error. 1/30/2015 10:27 AM

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