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Post# 1091566   10/1/2020 at 22:38 by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        

Out two slice Toastmaster is acting up, only the outer elements heat.

Chrome and white model, it has been trouble free since new, probably mid 90's vintage a least.

Any suggesting for a replacement new or vintage?


Post# 1091597 , Reply# 1   10/2/2020 at 02:12 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Any vintage Toastmaster would be good, even if it's as much as 80 years old.  The late '40s ones are pretty much indestructible.  We had one growing up.  I have an updated version on standby in the basement.  Here's the same type going for $96.  I paid less than $10 for mine several years ago, and it's barely used.


Vintage Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster MCM 1950s Model 1B24 Chrome Works


Here's the late '40s style on the same chassis:


Toastmaster Vintage Chrome Breakfast Appliance Bread 2 Slice image 1


I like this style a lot too, and they are solid:





Post# 1091628 , Reply# 2   10/2/2020 at 08:22 by kenwashesmonday (Haledon, NJ)        

I've been using my late-1930s Toastmaster 1B6 daily since the mid-1980s.  It makes perfect toast, unlike the dry cracker-like toast that toaster ovens make.

Post# 1091659 , Reply# 3   10/2/2020 at 12:59 by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        

Any change of repairing the one we have now?

The inner elements won't heat.

Post# 1091666 , Reply# 4   10/2/2020 at 14:14 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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It's probably just a break in the nichrome heating element.  Toasters aren't that hard to fix.  What I recall about taking apart the type in picture 2 of my post above is that getting them back together requires careful alignment of the vertical segments that keep the bread from contacting the elements. 


Since the nichrome in a toaster heats up to a red glow, I'm not sure the borax and brass jewelry wire fix is applicable in this case (see link -- scroll down 40 replies or so).  If there's a break near the electrical connection, there might be enough excess wire to simply make a new connection.


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