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Oster 5838 Breadmaker

I have measured all of my ingredients to the tee, however my dough is not rising.  Any suggestions?  I have followed the receipe in the manual.

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The biggest thing is the yeast. If it's even a minute past due then throw it away. Freshest is bestest. Also watch your water temp. not to hot, or too cold. Warm enough to your touch.
And make sure your yeast is in your little well on top.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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I bought a sunbeam 1 1/2 yr ago~ flopped every loaf i made - called them they replaced it - 1st loaf fine then flopped 10 in a row--got another another 1 from them it too flopped all the loaves--after reading many blogs online - i came up with the conclusion that the machines heating coils were not heating quickly enough cauing the flop---so i ended up mixing & 1st rise in the machine & 2nd rise & bake in my own oven--so i wrote them another nasty email-- now as of yesterday they are offering me a oster 5838-- i jumped at it!!!--but now i am reading that oster has the same problems-- i have been baking bread for 35 yrs( long before bread machines) so i do know what i am doing-

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Did you add yeast?

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