Troubleshooting My Philips toaster will not switch on In the unfortunate event of your Philips toaster not switching on, there might be a simple solution. Find out how to solve it yourself here. The toaster is not properly plugged in Please make sure that your toaster's plug has been properly inserted into the power outlet. The browning control is set to "0" Please make sure you have set the browning control to a browning setting. If the browning control is in the “0” (cancel) position, your Philips toaster will not work.