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Repairing a Bread Machine?

November 13, 2015

My wife borrowed our daughter's Oster 5838 bread machine and used it for rolls. She went to use it tonight for more and now the beater paddle won't turn. The shaft in the pan that drives the paddle will not turn. My wife also has an Oster machine and the shaft in the pan of her machine turns by hand.

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Is there a bearing or 2 in the pan that can be replaced? I see a snap ring on the bottom of the pan, so it looks like it can be taken apart. Are the bearings available?

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November 20, 20163 found this helpful
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The timing belt probably broke. I had a similar incident with a bread machine and this is what I did to fix it. Remove the pan and turn machine upside down. Unscrew the 4 rubber feet from the corners and use a screwdriver to remove the bottom screws. Take the metal bottom plate off and take your machine to your local auto parts store and "try on" timing belts until you find one that fits snugly. Put everything back together and you should be good for another 20 years.

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July 18, 2021

Used my Black and Decker All-in-one Breadmaker B1561 extensively during Covid, but recently the bread rose, then sank in the later stages. The pan paddle seems very stiff and I find the machine paddle stiff also. Could this be the problem?


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July 19, 20210 found this helpful
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Judy's suggestion is probably the best answer as bread machines that start giving problems will many times keep having different problems.

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If you have a handy man around they may be able to take the paddle out and see if they can find a problem by maybe referring to the manual.

Some repair shops will give you a free estimate on cost of repairs but some charge so be sure about this before dealing with a shop.

A good idea is to Google thrift stores with your zip code and then make a list and start calling to see if they have any bread machines available - this will save a lot of time and gas money over just visiting your local stores.

Just in case you need a manual:
kitchen.manualsonline.com/.../b1561.html
www.manualshelf.com/.../bread-maker-user-manual.html

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June 22, 2020

I have a Sunbeam bread machine, model 5891 that as soon as you plug it in it starts running. I have tried to reset it by holding in on the power button, but it won't stop unless I unplug it.


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June 22, 20200 found this helpful
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it sounds like the control panel buttons are jammed or locked in place and there is a short in the panel that operates the machine. If it continue like this you can try to take this apart and clean the contacts other than this you may need to replace a few of the electronic parts on the machine.

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful
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It seems your start lever is on ,or stuck in the on position. Check lever ,make sure there is no build up or debris around switch.

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Also the tension could be loose, and keeping it in a oh position!

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February 10, 2020

I've had a Sunbeam bread machine for years. The machine itself continues to hold-up well, but I've had to replace the baking pan multiple times. The last time, and this time, all that's wrong is that the o-ring (retention seal) in the middle of the spindle shaft (that the mixing paddle sits on) has worn out. This means the spindle shaft wobbles a bit, can be removed, and most importantly does not retain liquids well.

I assume this o-ring is a tiny, thin rubber o-ring, but don't know that for sure. I guess it could be metal. Is this an available part, or do I just hope to get lucky and find a workable replacement at a hardware store?

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February 11, 20200 found this helpful
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Here is a site that sells replacement parts for your machine. It looks like you'll need to buy the complete unit and not just the O-Ring to replace this. Normally on these machines they are not metal they are a rubber gasket type of ring.

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www.ereplacementparts.com/sunbeam-5891-bread-maker-parts-c...

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February 18, 20200 found this helpful
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I think you can probably find a replacement part but someone at a shop may have to look at your machine to see if they have a suitable o-ring.
Usually I have found that I can take my small appliances to a Sears Service Center and they have always found a part for me - any brand.
You might want to Google Sears Service and see if there is a center in your area. Most of the time they have parts like this in their inventory.

You might try to find out the part number from Sunbeam but they may not be so helpful on older machines .

www.sunbeam.com/customerservicecontact?cid=contactus

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I many times find gaskets at auto part stores but since this is a food item this may not be a good idea but Ace or True Value Hardware stores are usually very helpful and have a better inventory than other hardware stores.
They would probably have to see your machine to find a fit.

I have seen nice bread machines at thrift stores for less money than some parts would cost but finding one is a 'hunting game' but if you cannot find the part you need you might want to make a few calls to see if a thrift store near you has one for sale.

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September 3, 2020

Paddle is rubbing and squeaking while the bottom apparatus that the paddle fits on is leaking black matter under the pan. It looks like melting rubber.A bread pan for a bread machine.

 

Can this be repaired and if not, can I purchase a new pan and matching paddle to fit my Black and Decker 845/E207393?.

If I must purchase, what is cost?

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September 3, 20200 found this helpful
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The bread pan can not be repaired because the pan has a metal piece that is pressed into the bottom of the pan and when this wears out you'll see the black grease coming out of the pan. The good news is that you can get a new bread pan and put this in the machine to repair the problem you have now. Replacement parts sell all kinds of bread pans for the different makes and modes of your bread maker. You can go here to order the parts that you need.

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www.ereplacementparts.com/black-and-decker-breadmaker-parts.... Once the new part arrives just put this in your machine and add the paddles again. Before changing out the new part make sure you clean out the grease at the bottom of the machine. Grease like this can cause damage to the machine and if the machine is in use and the grease gets hot it can cause the machine to burn up or malfunction.

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September 4, 20200 found this helpful
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That black matter means no repair - replacement only.
Your bread maker will need a good cleaning - you may even need Q-tips to reach everything.

I'm not seeing any machine with the number you provided so I'm thinking this may be a serial number?

You can call the number on this site and give them this number and they will be able to tell you your bread maker model number.
They should then be able to tell you the part numbers you need.
Hopefully they will have the parts in stock and can ship right away.

www.ereplacementparts.com/black-and-decker-breadmaker-parts...

Be sure to keep a record of the model number so you can search for a free manual and also be able to find any other part you may need in the future.

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May 1, 2020

My Wolfgang Puck bread maker keeps tripping the GFI switch when it goes into the baking mode. Is this an easy fix?


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May 1, 20200 found this helpful
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It sounds like you have the circuit over loaded and this will cause your issue. You need to see what else is plugged into your GFI switched and remove it when using your bread machine. If this is not helping at all try to plug the bread machine into another outlet. If you are still having an issue then there is a short in the machine that is causing this problem.

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May 3, 20200 found this helpful
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Sometimes one mode will use more power than another or if it only happens occasionally then it could be another 'item' on the same circuit kicks on at the same time and trips the GFI.

One of my daughters has a small place and her toaster oven and microwave are on the same circuit and if she forgets and tries to use both at the same time - off it goes.
Check everything that works off that circuit and either move one of the items to another circuit or maybe it is something you can leave unplugged and just plug it in when you use it as it would probably not be at the same time as you are making bread.
It's good that you have a GFI on this circuit.

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March 14, 2021

I got this old bread machine Regal Pro Breadmaker K6773. It works when I plug it in, but when I try to set a mode or do anything else, I get this E 07 Error, which, according to the manual, is a "possible circuitry defect". Is there any way to find out what exactly is wrong with it or, more importantly, is there any way to fix it?

I almost gave up on looking for any repair shops. Their customer service (for Regal bread machines) doesn't exist anymore. Thanks!

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October 16, 2020

I have an Oster 5858 bread maker. The shaft that holds the paddle falls out of the bowl base bottom. I used to be able to take the bowl base out, attach the paddle onto the shaft, add the wet ingredients and dry ingredients, and then push/snap it (lock it) in place into the breadmaker. Now I have to keep the bowl base with the shaft locked in the breadmaker, then attach the paddle so that I can fill the bowl with liquids and then the dry ingredients. The shaft does sits slightly lower, but still works with the paddle. The bread maker still does a good job of mixing the dough.

Is there a part that I can replace so the shaft does not fall out of the bottom of the bowl? Thank you for your help. I just love my breadmaker and would like to fix it.

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September 15, 2020

I have had a Zojirushi breadmaker, model BB-CEC20 for about 7 years, but only started using it more frequently recently, so it hasn't gotten a whole lot of use. Yesterday, it turned off mid-cycle (after the bread rose) and now I can't get it to turn on again.

There's no response pressing any of the buttons on the control panel. I tried different electrical outlets in the house, but it's obvious the problem is the breadmaker. How can I trouble-shoot it and is it repairable?

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September 16, 20200 found this helpful
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Your Zojirushi bread maker is a more complex machine than the regular bread machines and since it set unused for a long period of time it's possible something in the programing is the problem.
Have you found anything in the manual that might relate to this problem? If you do not have a manual you can get one through the link at the bottom of page.

I would recommend you try to contact one of their service centers to see if they can help you.
Due to the current conditions you may have to contact several sites.

I have some of the sites listed but you will have to navigate through them to find who best to contact.

www.zojirushi.com/.../service_centers

www.zojirushi.com/.../entry

www.zojirushi.com/.../customer_service.php

You probably have a manual but if not, download one from one of the above sites.

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September 16, 20200 found this helpful
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If you are not getting any power to the machine this could be an issue with a fuse or a power supply problem. The circuit board that runs the programming for the machine could be burned out for lack of use and then all of a sudden a lot of use. The only way to really know the issue is to use a voltmeter and check out the circuit board and power outlet inside the machine. You have to see where the power has stopped and if it is going to the internal working of the machine or it stops at the plug. If it is not going to the internal workings of the machine then you have a component inside the machine that is burned out. I am not sure if the company sells the electronical boards to this machine or not.

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February 26, 2021

My Hitachi Bread Machine (HB-B301) is over 20 years old. When I attempted to use it, I received an error message (--P): (1) an excessive amount of flour as compared to water. (2) An insufficient amount of water as compared to flour. (3) The seal packing is scratched.. (Ingredients block the lubricant oil between the shaft and metal of the bread pan because of the leakage of ingredients through seal packing.)

Everything looks clean. I haven't used this in 15 years. Hitachi does not respond to phone calls or e-mails. Any help is appreciated. I attempted to call Sears appliance repair and can't get past their prompts.

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May 10, 2020

I love my breadmaker and the bread releases easily once baked. No sticking, but the paddle remains in the bread and I have to dig it out. Any suggestions?


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May 13, 20200 found this helpful
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This site definitely has the best directions that I have seen for problems with bread machines and especially with the paddle getting stuck on the bread.
Other sites have suggested this but did not follow through with good instructions.

www.kingarthurflour.com/.../successful-loaves-from-your-bread...

Other sites have offered the same idea as to removing the paddle when it 'beeps' and then finish baking bread in the oven.
But it seems that most people are resigned to just 'live with it'.

I may even pull out one of my bread machines and give it a whirl.
Thanks for sharing.

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November 29, 2019

I have a Wolfgang Puck bread machine that needs a new timing belt. How to I go about replacing it? Model BBME025


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November 30, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks!!

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