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One side will heat if u hold it down but won’t latch?

I followed all suggestions. Got it open. Made sure ontacts touch. Elements heated if you held it down but wouldn’t latch. I’m assuming that if contacts were dirty you’d get no current. Is this true? Or could the problem still be dirty contacts. I made sure the spring wire was pushing contacts together but didn’t try to clean the. Because it’s very hard to get a tool or sand paper in there. Can anyone help?



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December 2019

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I can only give basic advice without knowing the model of your toaster or what you mean by "following all suggestions"..
Let's make the assumption that you have cleaned the mechanism thoroughly as I'm sure you have.
You seem to realise that contacts can't be loose, so with that elimated, cleaning hard to reach contacts can be done with a spray-can elecrical contact cleaner ideally, but I often have success with a fine double sided emery board that the lady in my life uses for her finger nails. (hope she doesn't read this and realises why they go missing!!) Trim the emery board down with scissors to make it fit the job in hand.
The next thing to try is to lightly lubricate the carrier mechanism and see if that helps.
I'd avoid wasting any more time if these don't work and consider buying a replacement, cheap enough these days.

Rupert
December 2019

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