The shaft inside my breadmaker pan is not turning. When I turn the pan upside down, I see that one of the metal pegs is broken off. Can I just order that piece?
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The shaft inside runs to the outside of the pan. On the outside, the shaft is surrounded by a metal piece that has two arms extending. The arms extend out on either side, or should, but one arm is broken off. There are two metal pieces inside the baking chamber to turn the two arms which turn my shaft. I thought maybe it would still work with the one arm, but it just makes a clicking noise, no action. But if I remove the pan, I can see those metal pieces in the baking chamber spin. They are working. How do I get this shaft spinning?
I realize this is over a year late, but I've just been searching for help with a similar problem. In my situation, the dough mix seeped through the rubber seal around the shaft in the bottom of the loaf pan. Gradually this hardened around the shaft inside the seal to the point where the shaft would no longer turn. I removed the external snap ring and eventually was able to remove the shaft and seal to clean out the hardened dough. In breadmaker's situation, this may be why the one of the arms or ears broke off of the drive gear. If another one can be made by a machine shop, it may also break if the shaft does not turn freely.
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Re: shaft not turning
Unfortunately Regal ware no longer supply spare parts for there breadmakers, because their motto about dedication obviously didn't apply to bread machines.
I think youe best bet would be to take the pan and machine to a local machine shop and see if they could make you one up - if they could it shouldn't be too expensive.
Hope this helps :)
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Hi.. The "central shaft" could mean the motor shaft is not turning or the "central shaft" could be the paddle shaft in the bread pan is not turning. If it's the motor shaft then tighten or replace belt. Since you "lost all your stuff" it could be the sealed bearing in the bottom of the bread pan has broken. The paddle doesn't turn and is leaking. If this is the case the bread pan needs replacement. Hank
Hi, There is a sealed bearing in the base of the bread pan. When this sealed bearing fails the paddle gets stuck and will not turn. Take the pan out of the machine and see if you can turn the paddle by hand. If it doesn't turn freely, then it's probably the sealed bearing that is is failing. If it turns freely, then this is good news. Keep the pan out of the machine and go to a kneading cycle. Look through the lid window to see if the motor shaft is turning. If it is not turning, then a belt fell off , needs to be tightened, or has broken. Motor, belts and pulleys are in the base of the machine. Remember to unplug machine before working inside the machine. Finally, make sure the pan is seated in the machine correctly. Good luck Hankl
Hi, 1) Take the bread pan out of the machine and put the paddle in it. See if you can spin the paddle by hand. If you can...good. If you can't then the sealed bearing is frozen or broken. Try filling the pan with warm water and let it soak. If after a few times if you still can't move the paddle then the sealed bearing is broken requiring a new pan. 2) Keep the pan out and start a kneading cycle. Look trough the window on the lid. If the motor shaft does not turn then the belt fell off or has snapped. Good Luck..Hank
Not quite sure what you mean about rotating shaft, but if you take the bread pan out of the machine and try to turn the paddle by hand and it doesn't move, then the sealed bearing in the bread pan is jammed or broken. Try filling it up with warm water and soaking it for a while. If it doesn't budge after a few tries then the bearing is broken and a new bread pan is needed. If on the other hand it does move, keep the pan out and start a kneading cycle. Look through the lid window and check to see if the motor shaft is turning. If not then the belt inside the machine is snapped, or fell off, or the motor is broken. Good Luck...Hank
The problem isn't the seal, it is the bearing. You need to disassemble it, clean it, and lubricate it. Turn the pan upside down, and there's a C-ring that you need to pry off. Then you can tap the shaft through the bearing, and it will fall out. Clean the shaft and inside of the bearing, lubricate it, and reassemble.
I usually lubricate with vegetable oil, to avoid any chance of noxious contamination getting into the bread, but I've read a recommendation to use liquid graphite lock lubricant, available from NAPA Auto Parts, to prevent the bearing from sticking again as soon: http://reviews.ebay.com/How-to-lubricate-your-bread-machine-pan-shaft-bearing_W0QQugidZ10000000016577277
BTW, be careful of that rubber seal -- they are apparently irreplaceable! (I need one, if you find a source.)
Try either turning the paddle slightly until it aligns with the "gear" under the bottom of the pan.
I've also pressed the start button, and when the mixing process began, managed to push the pan down until it's engaged properly.