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Another problem comes up....

Hi there, Thanks for your suggestion. However, after I opened the toaster cover up to fix the level bar problem, I encountered another problem! :( The handle didn't hold down when I pulled it down to toast! It maybe due to something wrong with the electric-magnetic holder of the handle but I don't know how to test it out where the error comes from. Since this's a relatively expensive toaster, I don't want to trash & buy a replacement. Please help!

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You definitely have a problem with the hold down circuit. You will need a DMM. If you don't have one they are fairly inexpensive now and with a little reading of the instructions you should be able to master their use. Look for a fusible resistor. It should be a small shiny canister, pointed on one end flat on the other, with metal leads on each end and inline on the wire to the hold down mechanism. Once you find this, with the DMM on resistance setting (continuity), check across the device. If the DMM says infinity, in other words it shows a 1 and the display never changes, this is your problem. Replace it with a new one. They protect the device from runaway heating and are set to open at predetermined temps. Replace it witht the same rated device. Available at most electronic stores. The rating should be in centigrade (such as 160, 180, ect). This should solve your problem. You cannot solder the thermal fuse in as solder will melt when the toaster gets hot. It must be crimped to the wire. Sounds like your almost there. Good luck.

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