I have a Breadman Model: TR845. It seems that the gear in the actual machine that turns the knead paddle is striped. It turns when the pan is empty ... so I know it is working, however with dough inside or...
I had the same problem with my Breadman TR845 that I bought used at Goodwill. I made my first loaf O.K. then could not get the knead paddle to turn except when the pan was empty. I took it apart and discovered that the timing belt (flat belt with integral teeth) had slipped off the black plastic gear attached to the shaft of the motor. The belt was still around the shaft of the motor which allowed it to move the paddle only when empty. I needed a small spacer washer that would keep the black plastic gear from sliding on the shaft and allowing the belt to slip off. There is a lip only on one side of the plastic gear so it if moves the belt can slip off. I created a spacing washer from the cap on a tube of toothpaste. I cut the cap in half and had to use a metal file to get it the right size. I needed to be 1/4 inch tall and 3/4 inch in diameter. I cut the spacer so that I could slip it over the shaft. After putting it all back together everything works fine. And the toothpaste tube was almost empty anyway.
P.S. There are lots of screws that hold it together and the belt and gears are at the bottom of the Breadman and you have to take the whole thing apart to get to the bottom. I was able to leave all the wires attached so that putting it back together went quickly compared to the work of taking it apart.
Apr 27, 2009 |
Breadman TR845 Bread Maker