A toaster is one of the most common appliances that is used regularly in our day-to-day life, and it is also one of the long shelf-life appliances.
But the improper use and cleaning of the toaster might lead to a damaged toaster, so equip yourself with a basic toolbox kit and get ready to be an expert in this local handyman in Waddell, if you are not willing to pay hefty amounts to your electrician for small fixes.
Some of the main causes for the damage might be – using a knife or other metal substances to pick up the toast, not cleaning the leftover crumbs, and shaking the toaster to get the toast fast.
To get your toast right, here are some of the solutions for your most common toaster problems: –
- Does not heat
If the toaster is not heating, this might be due to one of the reasons.
- Break in cord: Turn around the toaster and check whether there is any damage in the cord and plug assembly, if you find any defective power cord then you must replace it with a new one. The new one is affordable and can be replaced easily.
- Switch defective: If your toaster fails to heat up this might be due to the lack of power, so always check the outlet first to make sure certain power is available. If not either plug in a lamp or use your AC voltmeter.
- Toast does not pop-up
If your toast does not pop up, this might be due to the weak or broken spring. Spring helps to lift the toast partially out of the slot. To replace the spring, disassemble the toaster, and invert it on a soft surface to protect the finish. Remove the screws that hold the undercover in place, next remove the handles and the plastic parts at each end, and then check for the weak or broken spring. Take the spring to the nearest hardware shop and get the nearest spring to the one that’s broken as it might be hard to get the exact spring. After you find the right spring, replace it in the position of the old spring.