Trying to fix my Oster 6309 and can't seem to remove . . .
My gorgeous copper Oster 6309 is on the fritz. Oster no longer makes or sells the copper model and I'm having a heck of a time finding an affordable replacement so, i've decided to try to fix it. I'm fairly certain it is the selenoid switch but, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove the bread carriage/toast lift lever. It appears to have been riveted in place and therefore, unremovable. I'm sure it is just inexperience speaking so I was wondering if anyone could tell me how the lever is removed so that i can get to the "guts" of the toaster. Thanks.
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I have the 4-slice oster, but I bet the control mechanism is the same. When you take it apart you will see a small steel bar held by two plastic fingers. When you push the lever down the steel bar moves down and contacts a small square electromagnet. The electromagnet holds the lever down during toasting and releases the lever when done. On mine there was a compressed layer of bread crumbs covering the electromagnet. Cleaned it off and now it works again.
To take the toaster apart, pull the down lever straight out and then unfasten the screws on the bottom base (5 on mine) and pull the top off carefully. There are wires connecting the control face to the base, but they have enough slack to let you separate the top/bottom and access the mechanism.
FIRST UNDERSTAND , there is nothing about this oven thats OSTER except the name oster subcontracts the work out to a china co that makes the oven and put there name on it out of the factory in china it costs $4.00 shipping to the USA $1.00 oster gets them and ships them to wallmart and bills wal mart 24.00 and you buy it and its 36.00 .... its still only a 4.00 oven to oster why would oster ever sell parts for a 4.00 unit ? you think 36.00 is a lot ? in my shop i have a proctor silex toaster made in 1972 that sold for 29.99 in 72. back then that was a lot of money ,if you needed parts you could get them ....... todays appliances cost nothing to make thats why you cant find anyone that sells parts for them . good luck on your diode you would need to know the value to get it , there are no books on this oven ,in this country anyway . i think your stuck
I had the same problem where the time knob broke. I filled in a claim form on the Oster Website and they answered within 3 days saying the timer knob was discontinued and no longer available. They proposed to replace the whole toaster-oven with another model 6073-33 which I received last week. I've to say that their customer service was amazing.