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Cuisinart CPT-140BK Troubleshooting

This page will help diagnose possible problems with your Cuisinart CPT-140BK toaster.

The toaster shows no sign of powering on.

Ensure the power cord is plugged into a working outlet. If needed reset the outlet.

If the outlet the toaster is plugged into works and the toaster is still not turning on, the cable may be faulty. If this is the case, the toaster will need to be sent in to the manufacturer and repaired.

The levers will not lock in the down position.

The levers on the toaster will not lock in the "down" position unless the toaster is powered on. Ensure that the cable is plugged into a working outlet.

Crumbs and other debris may pile up on the levers and prevent the locks from engaging. Use a can of compressed air to remove any loose debris.

Bread does not toast in the toaster.

Ensure the toaster is powered on and the levers are locked down in position. The heating elements will only engage if there is power to the toaster and the levers are locked down in position.

If the toaster experienced shock, either electrical or physical, the coils may become damaged. The coils may need to be replaced. Replace the coils using this guide.

Bread becomes covered in debris while toasting.

If the inside of the toaster has not been cleaned in some time, it may need to be cleaned out. Turn the toaster upside-down and use a can of compressed air to blow out loose debris.

Most toasters have removable crumb tray at the bottom. The removal of this tray and cleaning on a regular basis keeps the toaster from building up crumbs. If the crumbs are stuck on the tray, clean it with soapy water until it's cleaned. After cleaning, dry the crumb tray before putting it back to its place.

The knobs on the toaster are loose, possibly making the toaster unresponsive.

If the toaster has been jolted or knocked over recently, the knobs may have popped out of place. Simply apply pressure to the knobs until a click is heard and they are back in place again.

Too much pressure or knocking over the toaster may have caused the knob to be broken. Then it needs to be replaced. Follow the instructions on the guide, about how to replace knobs of a toaster.

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