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GE 169137 Classic 4-Slice

Just a year old and suddenly the bread won't stay down (handle pops right back up) on one side. I made sandwiches for two just fine yesterday -- today only one side works. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • jadagillard Nov 09, 2008

    Left side will not stay down and will not light up to toast

  • cojero Jan 20, 2009

    I have a GE 106681 4-slice toaster (white) that the left side will not stay down. All heating elements work and the right side works great. I removed the 4 screws on the bottom and released the plastic catches but could not get the cover up enough to see anything. After reassembling it both side worked fine. Tested it again and heard a pop, now the right side won't stay down. Go figure.

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If holding down the handle all the way causes the toasting coils to heat up, the problem to stay down is the result of a IC chip failure on the circuit board that is not specifically identifiable. The IC controls current through a solenoid (electromagnet) that holds down a metal plate attached to the handle.

If the coils DON't heat up, the problem could be one or both of the metal push-down contacts on the circuit board that are activated by the handle. Plastic case is difficult to get off. Four screws on the bottom for starters, then you must "get behind" the toaster hand and push the back of it to one side to disengage it from its mechanism. THe front adjusting have to be pulled (forced) off by applying a screwdriver blade behind the knob and prying forward.

Good luck from there!

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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Have you tried to turn up the heat thermostat on the side.

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