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Hobart Toaster Wiring Diagram Needed ASAP

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Nov 29, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Hi. I have a Hobart ET27-4 commercial grade 4-slice toaster. It is a
    208/240 volt model. The only way I can get it to toast anything in any
    of the 4 slots is to push both levers down. I should be able to toast
    2 slices at once, im pretty sure. Im thinking it is just wired wrong
    and am looking for a wiring diagram. Any help HIGHLY appreciated. TIA
  2. Guest

    It sounds like the netural wire if disconnected somewhere.
    The toaster may only use 110 per side and not 220 to run the elements,
    pushing both levers down completes the circuit by applying 220 across
    both elements making them heat up. Another test you could do is check
    the case to a known ground like a screw on an outlet or a copper water
    pipe with a meter while only one side is pushed down. If there is any
    measureable voltage, the netural is floating and the unit is unsafe
    for use. The problem could be either the outlet is incorrectly wired
    or the wiring in the unit is faulty.
  3. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Not a chance in the world that this is the case. UL would not approve
    it, insurance companies would not go for it, no *competentant*
    engineer would go for it. In short this is not reality in any way
    shape or form. Not withstanding the fact that a 220 (240) volt
    appliance doesn't have a neutral line.
    WHere'd you get that idea?
    Finally said one thing I agree with...
    Not very likely... Three wires, ground (greeen) and two power.
    Or there is a defective component inside the unit. I doubt the wiring
    just jumped up and changed itself...
  4. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    If you can find a patent number, try searching here:

    Otherwise have a look at how other 4-slice toasters work:

    - Franc Zabkar
  5. Guest

    I sure appreciate the replies. Turns out, the spade lug connector for
    the ground wire of the AC mains wasnt crimped on properly, and had
    "let go" of the wire itself inside the toaster's terminal block.
    Floating ground. No reference. Not good. Such an easy fix. My face is
    red and the toast is brown. Thank you all again.
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