The top heating element won't heat up. Anyone know how to fix it?
I believe that I have this exact model. So if yours ends up being... um... toast
then I could give you mine which I rarely use
While looking for parts, I read the negative reviews for this model and one repeated, was because this model has but a single top and bottom element, uneven browning of toast was a problem from trying to center the bread between the elements. Also, to set the toast color, you had to turn the color knob each time so that no two days produced the same color toast - there was only one positive review and I never found any parts list or parts available.
hi Jim. glad to see you on this side of the grass line
Possibly a blown thermal fuse with in series with the top element
The bottom heats so we can eliminate the cord. Are the top heaters metal tubes or quartz tubes? If metal, can you feel any burned spots by running your fingers along the tubes? Usually the top elements were connected in series, so if one burned out, neither would heat.
Have you removed the right end covering to look for burned connections at the ends of the heaters, or burned contacts on a selector switch?
@jcarlisle001 @hughhudsonxre Ok, I have an ohmmeter, but not sure how to test it. I can watch a youtube video maybe though. Also I'm open to changing a fuse if needed. I'm going to do a little research and get back to you!