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Troubleshooting

Single-Platen Contact Toaster

Problem

Cause

Solution

1. Power light off

Circuit breaker off

Check and reset

Unit not plugged in

Plug in cord

Power switch off

Turn to on position

Inoperable power switch

Replace power switch

Loose wires

Check all wire connections

Inoperable power light

Replace power light

2. No heat

Circuit breaker off

Check and reset

Unit not plugged in

Plug in cord

Power switch off

Turn to ON position

Inoperable thermostat

Place both thermostat wires on same terminal. If platen heats replace thermostat

Inoperable platen

Take an Ohm reading across the two platen calrods and verify 11 Ohms. If mot replace platen

3. No audible or visual alarm

Inoperable activating switch

Replace activating switch

Inoperable timer

Replace timer

4. No audible alarm

Inoperable buzzer

Replace buzzer

5. Buns toasting too light

Platen temperature too low

Verify platen temperature and adjust potentiometer to proper temperature

Not enough bun compression

Adjust stop blocks until you receive proper compression

6. Buns toasting too dark

Platen temperature too high

Verify platen temperature and adjust potentiometer to proper temperature

Inoperable thermostat

If platen temperature can mot be adjusted replace the thermostat

Inoperable timer

Check timer and verify the countdown time, if wrong adjust timer to the right setting, or replace the timer

7. Buns sticking

Platen temperature too high

Verify platen temperature and adjust potentiometer

Too much compression

Check stop blocks and adjust to correct setting

Dirty platen

When cool remove excess carmelization with a damp cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner

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