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When you push down the handle to start toasting, it pops right back up. It won't stay down and let it toast.

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The holder is a bimetallic strip that heats up and opens when it reaches a preset temperature based on the darkness setting. It should latch onto the toast loading mechanism when cold and then snap open when it reaches a certain temperature. The darkness setting knob adjusts the point at which it opens. Probably either the release mechanism is broken or bent or the setting knob is broken. You can disassemble it when unplugged by removing the screws on the bottom and prying off the toast loading knobs by placing a ruler wrapped in cloth against the housing and prying the knobs off with a large screwdriver carefully going back and forth from side to side. If the knobs break or won't go back on use a high temperature epoxy to reassemble. You have a good side to compare the bad side to. Look for differences from one side to the other as the toast loader lever goes down and as the darkness knob is rotated. You may just have something blocking the mechanism. After working on it, plug it in outside to a ground-fault protected outlet on a fireproof surface before attempting to use it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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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

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SOURCE: Sunbeam 3831 Toaster (2-slice) -- toast/carriage won't stay down

great ! its a great fealing when you save a appliance from the junkyard .

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SOURCE: KitchenAide Toaster

Kitchenaid does not recommend repair on the toasters, as it is not cost effective for the consumer or company to engage in repair.

I would recommend calling Kitchenaid Customer Service. If the unit is within the 1 Year Warranty, they may replace it at no cost. If the unit is outside of warranty, they may provide discounts on the purchase of a new toaster.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: toast won't stay down when handle pushed down

take it back. sounds like the magnetic coil that holds the handle down when it is plugged in is not functioning.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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