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Bread container won't stay seated

I've had a CBK-200 bread maker for approx 1-1/2 years. Occasionally when the kneading process begins the container pops up and unseats from the paddle driver. Now it is more frequent - it popped up 8 times during the making of a batch of brioche yesterday - since you are supposed to be able to walk away and leave the machine to bake a loaf of bread this is not acceptable. I'm ready to take it to the dump.

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  • ivabanjo Jan 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I thought maybe I wasn't getting the pan secured, but I am sure that I do. Yes, I do not like this.

    why is this happening?


  • wantBread Jan 16, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I started searching on the internet out of frustration, to see if others were experiencing this as well. I received my breadmachine 1 year and 1 month ago. The problem started 3 months after that. Same thing: once the dough starts to get stiffer in the kneading process, the bread pan pops out. I just finished holding it down for 30 minutes myself!

    I tried bending the side brackets out for a tighter fit, but that didn't work.

    Would be great if someone had a solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. The bread basket does not remain seated during the whole duration of making the bread and requires holding it or propping the basket with an oven mitt in the machine for every function prior to baking which is when i take it out. Not good if you want to bake while you are not at home.

  • dietermg Mar 29, 2008

    We have exactly the same problem. It started from the beginning.

    Found a partial solution: The basket pops out mostly on one side. When we turned it 180 degrees if would only rarely pop out. We marked the basket and the snap-in bracket with a marker. Now it only pops out accasionally.

    Another solution is to hold it in place with a kork from a champagne bottle (not plastic but cork). Not a highly technical solution but it works.
    So far we like this breadmaker except for the poorly designed snap in brackets.

    I can't say anything about the quality and/or durability as we have it only since 3 months.


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Add me to the list! We're having the same problem. Husband propped up handle, closed lid on it to keep it in place, then place cast iron pan on top to hold it. I don't see this as a long term solution, however!

  • SheltieMom Aug 15, 2008

    The tip of using a champagne cork works like a charm.  Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    the pan pops out if its brackets constantly when kneading

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Ours is brand new and has the same problem - love everything else about the machine, but the bowl won't stay seated..

  • alpha79 Mar 17, 2009

    I have the exact problem. I returned my first unit, and now the second unit is doing the same thing. It's very frustrating, though I love the idea of the cork. I will try that. Do you wedge it between the basket and the side of the unit? I will also try turning it 180 degrees and see what happens.



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I had the same problem. I bent the spring tabs out and it helped a bit. I then made sure the breadpan was straight across the top. That seemed to do it. Only problem now is that I can't find the kneeding paddle.

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I just used my new Cuisinart bread maker for the first time and have the same problem. I feel that for the money this machine costs and the quality that one would expect from Cuisinart, they should have fixed the problem in their design and production or pulled the product. This is not happiness making and consumers deserve better than having to experiment with corks and frying pans to get their breadmaker to work! Very disappointing.

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I had the same thing happen to me. When I called cuisinart they said there was no oter way to fix it besides pulling up the hinges which did not work for mine so i exchanged it and the new one seems to be fine so far....

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

I was lucky in that my bread machine was still covered by the warranty. I received a new unit from the company with the remaining warranty on it and haven't had a problem with the new machine at all.

Thanks to all for your input - I always to tend to think I must be doing something wrong!

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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