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July 14, 2021 3 min read

If your bread toaster doesn’t work, especially when you need it most, it can be really frustrating. There are many potential reasons that may affect the function of your bread toaster, which is why it is important to know more about your bread toaster. If you understand the reasons why the bread toaster does not work and how to repair it, you can take some measures to fix it.

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Factors affecting the function of the bread toaster

Toaster life

You must consider that when you buy a bread toaster or any electrical appliance for this, no matter how expensive it is, it will not last a lifetime. Let us say that if your bread toaster can last for at least 5 years, it is already a bargain. But, of course, there are reliable bread toasters that can be used for more than 20 years and are hard to find now.

Sooner or later the life of the bread toaster will affect the way it works. After years of use, slowly, it will produce uneven toast; the numbers on the dial may be deleted, and so on. Usually, bread toasters are disposable appliances, which is why they are cheaper than other appliances.

However, if you have just purchased a new bread toaster and it is unusable, you need to return it to the seller immediately for repair or replacement.

Power supply and heating element

Check the power cord. Sometimes, your bread toaster will not work because the power cord may be loosely connected to the bread toaster. The heating element or thermostat may not work properly, or may not emit the right amount of heat, which is why you need to check.

If you know how to fix it yourself, take the necessary measures to ensure that your bread toaster gets the required power to make it work. However, if you don’t have any ideas on how to do electrical work, leave it to the experts.

Reminder, before checking the wiring and the inside of the bread toaster; make sure it is unplugged to avoid electric shock.

The bread toaster is not working, how can I repair it?

1. The bread machine does not stir the noodles and does not work

Check whether the “Menu” function keys are normal, whether the power supply is intact, whether the bread maker is delayed, and whether the components are damaged. If it is damaged, repair it according to the fault in time, so that the bread machine can re-mix the dough.

2. Leakage of the bread machine

The leakage of the bread toaster is related to the grounding. It must be sent to the maintenance department for repair. Otherwise, an electric shock accident will affect the safety of human life.

3. There is a strange sound from the bread machine

If you find a strong noise from the bread machine during the use of the bread machine, check the location of the noise, if there is a foreign body jam, clean it, and if there is any damaged part, replace it in time.

4. The bread machine has a peculiar smell

If there is a peculiar smell of bread, it is likely that the power supply is burned out. Check the power supply and the power cord, and replace them according to the situation.

5. I can’t send my face

In the case that the bread does not rise, it may be caused by the excessive temperature difference between the inside and outside of the bread machine, or it may be caused by baking.

6. Poor cleaning and maintenance

Food scraps or particles are the main reason why your bread toaster won’t work. Food particles can affect the operation of the bread toaster by simply jamming mechanical devices or short-circuiting electronic devices.

You also need to know that pests can also occur when you do not clean the bread toaster. Pests such as ants, mice, and cockroaches will certainly feed on the crumbs left in the bread toaster.

When this happens, they may have eaten the wires and electronic components of the bread toaster and start to malfunction.

It is important to clean the bread toaster immediately after each use to avoid these things from happening. You can slide or open the crumb door to release the food inside to remove crumbs and other food residues. Be careful not to damage any sensitive heating elements or switches of the bread toaster.


Through the above introduction, you should already understand the reasons why the bread toaster does not work and the repair skills. If you have tried all the methods and it still does not work, then it may be time to buy a new one.

Hosome 2 slice toaster was designed with brushed stainless steel material, exquisite appearance, proper design in your kitchen. 

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