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The bread only rises about half way.

This bread maker has worked well for about 10 years. It is only used one or two times a year.The last time we used it the bread would only rise about half way. We got new ingredients and had the same problem again. We used the same receipe we have always used. It doesn't seem to mix as vigorously as it did. I took the bottom of the bread maker and checked the belt. It is a little loose but doesn't slip. Does any one have any idea what can be wrong?
Jim

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  • gnwilloughby Feb 17, 2009

    Would this cause the bread maker to mix less vigorously. It used to move around on the counter when it mixed and make more noise. It does bake the bread. Could it bake the bread and still not turn the heater when the bread was riseing?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    my mod 1691 mixes the dought and will go into kneeing, it just keeps on kneeing and will not go beyond that stage.

  • scottm5462 Feb 25, 2009

    For me, the bread still rises, but it clearly isn't getting kneaded as much as it should and consequently doesn't rise as much as it should.  I can tell that there is something wrong with the shaft that holds the blade--it now slips around and can be easily removed from the pan. But I can't tell what's wrong with the shaft assembly.


    I'm actually using a Betty Crocker BC-1699, but I'm pretty sure they are quite similar.

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After its mixed the ingredients and before it cooks, it should sit for a while to allow the mix to rise. Check that the heater is on in this period, otherwise, if its cold, it wont rise

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  • royzee Feb 17, 2009

    Hi
    No, it should certainly mix the same as it always has.
    The "preheat" for the rising uis a vseperate stage to the cooking. After its mixed and it sits there for 30 minutes or so, just check that its warm and the dough should rise.
    If it does, and its not mixing as strongly as it did, then try chabging the belt

    All the best
    Rob


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