Toaster lever won't stay down
No matter how many times you push the lever down, it just won't stay down.
Confirm that the toaster is plugged into a working outlet.
With frequent use, any toaster will eventually have a build up of crumbs and other debris that may be preventing the lever from latching into place.
After confirming that the toaster is being powered and the lever is not obstructed, it may turn out that the lever itself is broken and requires replacement.
Replacing the chassis
Finding a replacement chassis, you can remove the defective chassis and replace it with a working one.
Toaster won't turn on
Sometimes toaster's wont work even when plugged in to a power outlet. Common problems can be the blame.
Outlets are commonly turned off by accident and resetting an outlet can save a lot of time and effort if that is the issue.
Faulty power cord
With frequent use, cords can eventually wear down and lose connection, resulting in no power. Replacing a faulty cord is cheap and easy.
When toast is not cooking enough, or over cooking you will want to reset the temperature control.
Finding the thermostat calibration device inside the toaster, you can slightly turn or slide in order to change heat settings.
Toaster lever fails to release
When the toaster should finish toasting, the outside lever fails to release.
Routine cleaning and using appliance approved lubrication can help keep your toaster running smoothly for a long time.
Test your solenoid with a multimeter tool to see if it is working properly. If it is faulty replacing the solenoid can be a quick and easy fix.
Toast release button won’t work
No matter how hard or soft you push the button it will not release the toast
Debris is stuck in the button
Make sure the button and surrounding area are clean and there is no debris that could cause it to get stuck. Debris in the button fitting can cause it to become lodged.
Button is broken
The wire for the toast release button may be loose or broken and may require replacement. A loose wire would not enable for the button to engage and release the toast.
Crumb tray is stuck
The crumb tray cannot be easily removed or reinserted in toaster
Debris in tray
Confirm that the tray is not overly full of crumbs. Blockage from crumbs and debris can cause the tray to become stuck.
Confirm the tracks still align with the shape of the toaster by gently removing and comparing it to the shape of the tracks. The tray can become warped due to excessive force.
Only one side of bread will toast
Damaged heating element
If only one side of the heater element gets hot, it can indicate that the heating element has become damaged and requires replacement. Unplug toaster and begin disassembly to locate the heater element inside.