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Make sure the toaster is plugged in.
Press down the lever of the toaster.
Turn up the darkness dial.
Check the lever and see if it is already depressed.
Replace the inner spring of the toaster.
If items are stuck in the toaster, the lever may need to be pushed up.
The spring needs to be replaced.
Turn up the darkness dial of the toaster.
The darkness potentiometer is broken.
Unplug and remove any items from the toaster.
Empty the crumb trays of the toaster.
Turn the toaster upside-down and shake it out.