Solutions to your Toastmaster product issues
- Your Toastmaster convection oven isn't heating up—Generally, if your oven isn't heating up at all, it means that the heating elements have worn out and need to be replaced. You can quickly diagnose the problem by turning the oven on and seeing if the elements are glowing. If they’re not, then replacing the heating elements in your convection oven may solve the problem. Make sure to unplug the oven before replacing the heating elements.
- Your griddle heats up too much—If your Toastmaster griddle suddenly heats constantly, a faulty heat control mechanism is likely the cause. Before replacing the heat control mechanism, check for residue buildup on the mechanism that could prevent it from sensing temperature properly. Unplug the heat control mechanism and gently clean the mechanism using a cotton swab moistened with isopropyl alcohol, and then let the component dry. If your griddle is still being temperamental after you've cleaned the heat control mechanism, you'll need to replace the heat control.
- The Toastmaster toaster isn’t popping up when your toast is done—First, unplug your toaster from the electrical source and check to make sure that there are no crumbs blocking the trigger. If you’ve cleaned out all the crumbs and your toaster still isn’t popping up your toast, then you need to replace the trigger.
- Your Toastmaster waffle iron is heating unevenly or not at all—If your waffles are consistently underdone no matter how long you cook them for, then you may have a faulty heating element. Remember to unplug the waffle iron from before replacing the element.
- Your humidifier doesn't appear to be humidifying the room—If your Toastmaster humidifier is on but it doesn’t appear to be properly humidifying your room, then the humidistat may be faulty. Using a multimeter, check to make sure that power is reaching the humidistat. Make sure to unplug your humidifier before testing its parts.
Troubleshooting your Toastmaster toaster oven
- Timer control—The timer control of the toaster oven tells it how long to toast, bake or broil your food, and it automatically shuts the oven off when done. If your toaster oven stays on even after the timer has rung, then the timer control needs to be replaced.
- Main switch—The main switch of the toaster oven is a heavily used component and is often the primary problem if your toaster oven isn't working. Check wiring connected to the switch and reconnect any loose wires. This will often resolve the issue. If switch wiring is intact, you may need to replace the main switch.
- Heating element—The heating element is essentially the electrical conductor that uses electricity to heat up the oven. If you notice that the element isn't glowing or the oven is simply not getting hot, then unplug the toaster oven and use a multimeter to check continuity through the element. Replace the element if you measure no continuity.
- Thermal fuse—The job of the thermal fuse is to protect unit from excessive current due to a short circuit. Check the thermal fuse if the toaster oven won’t heat at all. Replace the thermal fuse if it’s blown.
- Solenoid—The solenoid turns the electrical current to the heating element on and off. You’ll typically hear a click when the solenoid turns on the element or shuts the element off. Check the wires connected to the solenoid and reconnect any loose wires. If solenoid wires are intact, you may need to replace the solenoid if the element won’t heat or it heats constantly.
Find the Toastmaster parts you need from Sears PartsDirect
Small kitchen appliance repairs are fairly easy to do yourself, and they’re even easier when you use Sears PartsDirect to find the precise parts for your repair project. By simply typing the model of your Toastmaster product into the search bar, you can browse the categories to find the exact part you need. At Sears PartsDirect, we have staff available to answer your questions over the phone and via online chat so that you can get your Toastmaster equipment working in no time at all.