A Smeg toaster is one of the most uncomplicated appliances you could have in your home. It is designed in such a manner that repairs can be done in a matter of minutes. If you have the knowhow, you can know what to expect from the professional you call to fix it. You will notice that the main cause of the problems with your toaster is often dirt accumulating on the important parts such as the thermostat, switch, or the plug. Therefore, regular cleaning is one of the ways you can ensure that your toaster functions properly. However, should there be a malfunction even when it is clean, it is time to call in the experts.
Toast Does Not Stay Down
When you put bread in the Smeg toaster, it is supposed to go down the latch for heating. However, sometimes this may not be the case. The latch may be filled or blocked by bread crumbs. These need to be cleaned to restore normal functions. A screwdriver and a small handheld pump can help in this process. With the toaster unplugged, the carriage lever and front cover are removed using the screwdriver. The pump is used to blow off the crumbs. Some lubricant may be applied on the latch to ensure that it moves up and down properly.
Toast Does Not Pop
Your Smeg toaster's thermostat is supposed to bring up the toast with a pop when it is done. If this does not happen, there might be a problem with its setting. This calls for a reset which is accomplished by locating the thermostat knob. This is located outside the toaster and you need to turn it to the left towards the "lighter" setting.
One Side Does Not Toast
The Smeg toaster is supposed to work on both sides. If one or more sides does not get toasted, you might be experiencing problems with the nichrome wire. This is supposed to carry heat around the toaster. You can check if there is a break by turning the toaster on without bread. Look at the side panels which are supposed to glow red. If there are some areas that are dark, it means that the there are some breaks in the wire. This might be occasioned by sticking something sharp into the toaster that may cut the wire. The professional repairman may try and tie the two pieces to reestablish contact. However, if the wire is not long enough then an additional small wire may be added. In any case the professional will ensure that the Smeg toaster is back in full service.