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Replacement O Ring for a Sunbeam Bread Machine?

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.

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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 11, 20200 found this helpful

So, the solution is to buy an entire baking pan assembly for $26 instead of finding a replacement o-ring for the kneading spindle? That's not a great solution.

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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.

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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

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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February 19, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the ideas. FYI, I went to an Ace hardware store and they did have small o-rings, but not quite wehat I needed. For now, I've settle on adding a (second) washer to the base of the paddle spindle, so that it makes a tighter seal when you lock the baking pan into place (hopefully eliminating dripping of contents during the kneading process). The spindle still gets a little goopy and needs to be removed and cleaned after each use. I am experimenting wrapping telflon plumber's tape around the spindle shaft, to see if I can create a liquid-proof seal that holds up (in the absence of the missing o-ring).

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This "solution" takes ongoing maintenance, but seems to work.

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