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BREAD WONT BAKE

I've made 2 to 3 loaves a week for 10+ years now and all of a sudden the bread stopped baking. It still mixes and i get two rises out of it but it wont bake. I figured it might be the heating element but i figured i would go online for troubleshooting advice.

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Hi,
Chances are 80% that the heating element has blown. This is due to the fact that a heating element has a limited life span because of the great amount of heat it generates. I would first check or have the element checked at your local repair store before looking for any other problems. It's possible that the thermostat which controls the element has blown, but it's more likely to be the element itself.
Let me know if this solves your problem.
Best wishes,
Graemevm

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Bread Rises Beautifully - then sinks in middle during bake cycle

Sinking in the middle means that there was too much rising for the amount of structure in the bread.
Usual causes:
-too much yeast (reduce 1/2 tsp.)
-too much sugar (reduce 1/2 tsp.)
-not enough salt (increase 1/4 tsp.)
-too much water (reduce 1 tbsp)
Another possible remedy: use "best for bread" flour, it has more gluten, or add gluten separately, 1 tbsp.

Start with reducing amount of water.

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SOURCE: The bread did not bake. The ingredients mixed,

You may have a bad heating element. If this is the case it will be hard to find that part.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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