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How to repair RUSSELL HOBBS toaster 10617?

My toaster is less than a year old but no receipt/ box saved to return it. Right side of toaster mechanism will not stay down- possibly spring broken? Can't find anywhere in Chesterfield Derbyshire to get it repaired.
Will have to have a go myself. Otherwise toasts well and looks great.The screws holding base are very odd and not even able to take a look inside at present.
Any help very much appreciated.

September 2009
See my answer at for the screws.
The lever is held down by a magnet which relies on the electronic circuitry to operate.
The wiring is complicate for such a simple device and there are two printed circuit boards. It does not seem possible to obtain a circuit or spares so repairing a fault would require reverse engineering the circuit, fault finding and replacing the individual faulty component.
Problems with this toaster seem common, see

John Talbut
October 2009


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