toaster doesn't work on one circuit

john_r_2010June 13, 2010

Toaster works okay on one 20 amp kitchen circuit but doesn't work on a second 20 amp kitchen circuit. Other small appliances work okay on both. Have replaced outlet on problem circuit. The two circuit breakers are adjacent on 200 amp panel. Any ideas other than buy a new toaster?

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Loose connection on circuit. Toaster is a high current device and causes an otherwise normal connection to go open. Could be anywhere on the circuit.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 8:12PM
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Thanks for your advice. There is only one place where there could be a loose connection and that is in the panel. I will have a look. Have noticed other connections to be not as tight as expected.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 9:31PM
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"There is only one place where there could be a loose connection and that is in the panel."

Or ANY connection upstream of the outlet in question.

It is pretty rare to have only a single duplex receptacle on a kitchen counter circuit.

You might want to pull all the receptacles in the circuit and make sure all screws and wire nuts are tight.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 10:31AM
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