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Bread not rising enough

Panasonic breadmaker: Bread is not rising as it used to. Changed the yeast, given it a longer program(French bread instead of rapid) but loaf still comes out half the size it used to. Is the thermostat going?

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    bread used to be perfect. lately it is small and doesn't rise enough and smells burnt while cooking.

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Bread used to rise beautifully, but last few times it is only 2/3 of its normal size. I purchased two new bottles of bread machine yeast and even increased the amount of yeast in each loaf and the bread hasn't been rising to its normal capacity. I also noticed that at times there is just a small area in the loaf that is not fully baked and there seems to be some large sized air holes in some places in the loaf. The bread has still remained edible but rather heavy in texture. Hope the problem can be easily solved because I love the bread the machine used to make and really miss having freshly baked homemade bread.

  • demerest Jul 11, 2008

    the heat cycle thay incubates the yeast doesn't appear to be functioning.how to repair it?

  • maria62 Nov 23, 2008

    panasonic bread maker. bread not rising enough, changed yeast to no avail.

  • ljgaz Dec 19, 2008

    i have the same problem, pls help me find a solution

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We had exactly the same problem. We contacted Panasonic who supplied bogus "advice" about changing the type of flour and using more water. We eventually discovered the reason for the problems: the mixing paddle was now a loose fit to the spindle. Part way through the baking process it would stick. We also have a solution. You jam tin foil in the gap between the spindle and the paddle, it works a treat. Don't waste you money on a new paddle, this won't be a tight enough fit.

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White bread not rising


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Every time I make a loaf of bread it overflows the pan and pushes the lid up. I have followed the recipe in the book that came with the machine. What am i doing wrong?


You're using a fast-acting type of yeast instead of the standard active dry yeast. It's a very common mistake made even more common by the erroneous bread machine recipe writers.

Here are the rules concerning bread machines and the yeasts they love the most:

Use standard active dry yeast for all your standard-rise bread recipes.

For the fast-bake white bread recipes use only fast-acting dry yeast.

Fast-bake type mode selections are available on most newer models and the custom recipes provided in their instruction manuals are the only ones you should use. You should never experiment with recipe ingredients and their portions when using the fast-bake mode on any breadmaker.

P.S. Always refrigerate your yeast with a close eye on the expiration date.

When using grocery-bought bread mixes always substitute the yeast packet provided with fresh active dry yeast. Tip: A packet (or "sachet") of standard active dry yeast contains 2-1/4 teaspoons.

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Bread does not rise enough I have carefully measured ingredients use rapid bake setting fleichmans rapid rise yeast checked water temp still having problems I have tried 4 times regular and rapid rise and...


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The yeast must be absolutely fresh, use sachets instead of packets.
Keep yeast well away from the fats and liquids.
The fast rise setting will produce less rise than the full program.
You must only use strong bread flour.
Open lid immediately beep sounds.

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Our bread has not been rising, and so it comes out sort of hard and misshapen. We've been using the rapid course, and have been adjusting the amount of rapid rise yeast


The rapid rise will not produce as good a texture of bread as the normal full program. Never let the yeast come into contact with liquids or fats in the pan. It must stay dry.

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With the 5838 the bread looks good till the bake cycle as than the bread falls about halh an inch


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your not letting the yeast rise enough first sweety ! i used to have that same problem always let the yeast rise outside of the machine first!! then put it in there

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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)
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Start with reducing amount of water.

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