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Sunbeam toaster old chrome radiant control model T 20 B?

Will not remain switched off. Continually turns itself on briefly and off again. When toast is inserted works just fine.

October 2008

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I have a newer T-40 Sunbeam toaster (quite similar to a T-20) that has heating elements that after a short time turn "yellow hot" and I fear the heating elements will self-destruct if left on. Any ideas as to what the problem may be and how to fix it. this toaster is probably 30 years old, but we LOVE it!

October 2015

This worked for my T20 toaster:

Jim S.
August 2011

1 - unplug the toaster.
2 - open the bottom as if you were going to clean the toaster and turn it on its side, with the toaster darkness control on your right
3 - turn the small screw in the middle counter clockwise 1/4 turn
4 - close it up and try it
5 - if it does not work keep tuning it 1/4 turn until it works.

it adjusts the tension on the carriage

April 2010

my radiant sunbeam old favourite seems to be 'running out of steam. It still works, but responds weakly. The control works for a brief time only.

Any ideas what the cause might be?

September 2009

Have you tried adjusting the screw found under the crumb tray on the piece of metal between the two bread slots? This should adjust the sensitivity of the toast rack. I'm sure you have already made sure that the crumbs are cleaned out.... Here is the webpage where I found the answer:
I love my Sunbeam! Found it at a yard sale for $5.00! Good Luck!

August 2009

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