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Breville Toaster Oven Problems And Fixes or Solution {TroubleShooting}

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Breville toaster oven problems and their fixes or solutions – Are you facing issues while using Breville toaster oven and looking for a solution? If yes, then you are at the right place because, in this article, we are going to talk about every possible problem or issue that you may encounter while using Breville toaster ovens and a quick solution of the problem.

Breville is the kitchen appliance brand that delivers innovation based on consumer insights, empowering people’s potential to do things more impressively or easily than they’d thought possible in their own kitchen. This is an Australian company founded in 1932 and this company is known for its amazing home appliances, blenders, coffee machines, toasters, kettles, microwaves, convection toaster ovens and regular toaster ovens. [Source]

When it comes to toaster ovens, Breville is one of the most popular brand among customers because of its highly powerful and reliable toaster ovens equipped with the latest technology. Well, there is no doubt that Breville smart ovens can make your cooking life easy and happier but sometimes, the advanced features may cause some issues to you. So, we have found all the possible issues that you can face and shared the solution so that you can solve the problem quickly.

Now, we are going to share the most common Breville smart oven problems that you may face and give you a solution to solve the problem quickly.

Also Read: BOV845BSS vs BOV800XL

Breville Toaster Oven Problems & Its Fix or Solution (Troubleshooting):

These are very common problems and can be solved easily but there are some issues that require help from experts. Firstly, we are going to share common issues that can be solved easily and after that, we are going to share issues for which you need to contact Breville customer support.

Problem 1: Oven will not switch “ON” or why my toaster oven is not switching on?


  1. Sometimes, we make a very silly mistake i.e. we forgot to insert the power plug in the outlet.
  2. Try inserting the power plug in a different outlet.
  3. You can also try to reset the circuit breaker.

Note: If it still doesn’t turn on then you should try to change your Breville thermal fuse. To know how to change thermal fuse step by step, you need to keep reading this article.

Check this video for more information:

Problem 2: How to get LCD default settings back?

Solution: Well, Breville smart ovens are programmed in such a way that it remembers your last settings of each cooking function. If you want to get your LCD default settings back, you need to remove the power plug from the power outlet and reinsert the plug again after 5 seconds. Boom! you will get your Breville default LCD settings back.

Check this video for more information:

Problem 3: Why my LCD display light has gone out?

Solution: This happens when your toaster oven goes into standby mode. The toaster oven goes to standby mode if it is not used for more than 10 minutes. In standby mode, the LCD screen will cease to illuminate, however, all function options will still be visible.

So, in order to reuse your oven, you need to press “START/CANCEL” button or turn any dialer button.

Check this video for more information:

Problem 4: Why the pizza does not cook evenly?

Solution: The problem arises when you try to cook a large pizza in a compact oven. In order to solve this problem, you need to open the oven door halfway through the cooking time and rotate the pizza 180 degrees for more even darkness and it will take care of the problem.

Check this video for more information:

Problem 5: Why Magnetic Auto-Rack Eject comes out too far when I open the door?

Solution: The problem arises when you open the door very fast. It is always recommended to open the oven door slowly and in a controlled manner.

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Problem 6: Why I cannot select the FROZEN FOODS button?

Solution: You can select the frozen foods button only in specific cooking functions i.e. toast, bagel, pizza and cookies.

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Problem 7: Why the water is dripping onto the counter from under the door of Breville oven?

Solution: You don’t need to worry as this is normal. The condensation created from high moisture content foods such as frozen breads will run down the inside of the door and can drip onto the counter.

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Problem 8: Why the steam is coming out from the top of the oven door?

Solution: This is also a normal condition and you don’t need to worry about anything. The stream comes out from the top of the oven door because the door is vented to release steam created from high-moisture content foods.

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Problem 9: Why the heating elements appear to be pulsing?

Solution: The heat inside the toaster oven is controlled by pulsing the power in heating element through smart element IQ technology. This is a normal situation and you don’t need to worry about anything.

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Problem 10: Why temperature reading on the LCD screen doesn’t match the temperature measured inside the oven?

Solution: The smart ovens by Breville are programmed in such a way that the preheat sound alerts at 75% of the target temperature. So, the temperature displayed on the LCD screen will not match the temperature inside the oven.

Problem 11: Why Breville toaster oven start button not working?

Solution: This is a very common problem that is faced by a lot of users in which whenever a user presses the start button, it triggers the convection fan button as well. The temporary solution to this problem is that you need to press the convection fan button first and then try to press the “Start / Pause” button. If you need a permanent fix then you need to get it fixed from Breville customer support.

The above issues are very common issues that are faced by many users and people can fix these issues on their own but there are some problems for which you need help from experts. So, if you find the following issues in your toaster oven then stop using the toaster oven and call Breville customer support for a quick solution.

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Why Breville Smart Oven LCD is displaying E01/ E02/ E03/ E04/ E05 Errors?

Breville LCD Display Errors Solution
The LCD screen displays “E01” error This is a non-resettable issue. Remove the power plug from the outlet immediately and call Breville customer support.
The LCD screen displays “E02” error This is a non-resettable issue. Remove the power plug from the outlet immediately and call Breville customer support.
The LCD screen displays “E03” error This issue arises when the oven temperature is above the set maximum limit. Remove the power plug from the outlet and let the oven cool down for 15-20 minutes and plugs the power plug-in outlet. If the issue still arises then call Breville customer support.
The LCD screen displays “E04” error This issue arises when the room temperature is
below the set minimum limit. You need to relocate the toaster oven to a warmer area.
The LCD screen displays “E05” error This is a non-resettable issue. Remove the power plug from the outlet immediately and call Breville customer support.

These solutions can be used on all toaster oven models launched by Breville i.e. BOV900BSS, BOV845BSS, BOV800XL, BOV650XL, BOV450Xl etc.

Now, we are going to share a method through which you can change the thermal fuse of your Breville toaster oven easily.

How Do You Change a Thermal fuse on a Breville toaster oven?

1) Firstly, you need to buy a new thermal fuse. You can get one from the local stores or you can simply follow the below links to purchase a new one for yourself.

2) Take a screwdriver and start removing all the screws

breville smart oven repair thermal fuse

3) After removing the screws, take off the back panel slowly. Now, you will see that there is an inner panel and you need to take off the screws of the inner panel too.

how to change breville thermal fuse

4) On the left side of the inner panel, you will see insulation and you will find the thermal fuse in brackets screwed to the oven wall behind this insulation.

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5) Take out the thermal fuse slowly by removing the insulation. Please make sure that you don’t damage the insulation.

breville thermal fuse

6) You can check whether the thermal fuse is working or not using a multimeter. If there is no reading on the multimeter then you need to replace the fuse with the new one by cutting the old fuse using crimp connectors.

7) After replacing the old fuse with the new one, you need to place the thermal fuse inside the brackets and fix it at its place.

8) Now, cover the fuse with the insulation that you have removed earlier and re-screw the inner panel and then back panel.

9) Now, turn on your smart toaster oven by Breville.

That’s it. You have successfully replaced thermal fuse in your Breville toaster oven. You can also check out the video below for a detailed visual guide.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1- Why did my toaster oven stop working?

There can be multiple reasons behind your toaster oven stop working. You can try inserting the power plug in a different outlet or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem is still there then please try to change the thermal fuse. We have added a set by step guide to change Breville toaster oven thermal fuse at home above.

Q2- How do you turn off a Breville toaster oven?

To turn off a Breville toaster oven, you need to press the “Start / Cancel” button. Your oven will turn off when the LCD light stops illuminating. You can also take the power plug out of the power outlet to turn off Breville toaster oven.

Q3- How long is Breville warranty?

Most of the Breville toaster oven has 1 year warranty but some toaster oven like BOV900BSS has 2 year warranty. So, you should check it manually while purchasing it.


So, these are the Breville toaster oven problems that are very common and can be solved easily. If you are facing any other problem and want a solution for it then please comment down your problem. We will try our best to help you out as soon as possible.

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28 thoughts on “Breville Toaster Oven Problems And Fixes or Solution {TroubleShooting}”

  1. I am attempting to diagnose an issue with my Breville Toaster Oven (Model BOV800XL / A.
    Appears to be no power. Nothing appears on the display. In researching possible fixes on the internet, most point to the thermal fuse as being the possible issue. I have checked the thermal fuse and it is good. Looking for assistance as to what to try next. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    We have purchased a number of this model over the years. We replaced a previous one that also quit working and have purchased one for each of our 3 children as we do really love the oven. Disappointing that they aren’t lasting very long though.
    Please advise.
    Have a great day!

  2. A week or so ago my Breville (abt. 5 yrs. old) would not set above 230 F on bake. So I started just using “Roast”. OK for a few days but today roast wouldn’t go above 230 deg. either. What’s going on???
    Ralph Ewton

  3. We just purchased a Breville Smart Oven B0V900BSS.. the display panel is extremely hard to see. Is there a setting to make it brighter?

  4. We love our Breville oven. However we hear a loud screeching sound when we open the door. Once before when we cooked something at 450 degrees for 30 min, the sound stopped for a short while. What is going on with this?

  5. My BOV845 is only 2 yrs old- total electrical panel glitch, when plug in it beeps and flashes, sometimes turns on heat element when touch lightbulb button- I checked thermal fuse and power is getting through there- arghhhh!!

  6. Trying to buy thermal fuse for my Breville BOV 845.
    I paid on-line in December and am still waiting!
    Frustrating. Hard to contact Breville to complain. I refuse to buy a new oven.

  7. your video is very clear and the link to buy new thermo fuses was great.
    however! there is no information in the video about what kind of crimp connector you are using. I am attempting to replace the fuse myself and am very frustrated you left out this very important piece of information. upon researching, I find there are zillions of connectors; I will not list them here.
    any information aka specifications and source of purchase that you have would be much appreciated.

  8. When I plug my bob845 in it starts to make a buzzing sound and on the front panel is flashing, what do I do?

  9. Hi Mark,
    Our 4 yr old oven’s convention fan stopped working. We tried cleaning it and using air pressure to get the fan moving. The fan works but not when we push the button. Any suggestions?

  10. I have a breville toaster oven BOV450XL. The word darkness or slices flashes constantly even after I set the number. It seems to be working but I am concerned about a malfunction. Any suggestions?

  11. I was sitting watching tv when i heard this horrible noise. I got up to look and my Breville toaster oven started on its own, was making a terrible loud noise, was flashing and buzzing and i fimly believe if i wasn’t home my house would have burned down or if i was in bed asleep God knows what would have happened. I hadn’t even used the oven for over 8 hours.
    Purchased at the Bay not quite 2 years ago. Very serious

  12. Sometimes my B0V900BSS select dial does not want to move up in the menu when rotated. Regardless if you move the dial slow or fast, turning CCW will move you down in the menu as often, or move often, than moving up, so you can’t get to modes high in the menu. This is an intermittent problem, when it strikes bad, you have to turn the dial for over a minute before you get more up movements than down and can finally get up to TOAST. I assume there is an encoder that gets glunked up, cleared off, then works fine for a week until too much build up causes the problem again. Is there a known solution that doesn’t require replacement?

  13. Just unboxed my oven as per the instructions, I have plugged it in and I can’t see the text on the LCD screen…it is very faint that I can just work out the larger numbers.

    Is there a way to make the text darker???


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