Question about Welbilt ABM3500 Bread Maker
Hi, I lifted my container out of the machine and the center post (that drives the mixing paddle) dropped out of the bottom. There must be something that holds it in but I cannot tell what it is. There is apperantly a small part that holds it in. What is it (part #) where do I get it? Will it become obvious how it is repaired when I get the part?
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I had this problem after I took mine apart to clean it. Never saw such a part, and it is unlikely that it fell out as there is a specially shaped washer/gasket at the top of the assembly. I tried to remove this gasket to get at where I thought the part would be, but the rubber gasket crumbled (possibly the dishwasher machine's fault, or perhaps just age). Inside was definitely no C-washer or other such part I would expect to mate with the notch on the shaft and hold it all in. My suspicion is the specially shaped rubber gasket performed this function in addition to sealing the bottom of the pan. My solution? I got a C-washer from Lowe's Hardware (for about 88 cents) and put around the upper notch on the shaft, then lowered the shaft into the pan, and finished putting together the shaft assembly on the bottom. You can also add a washer of some sort to replace the gasket, but I didn't (I am used to a poorly sealed pan from my previous bread machine). Works great now, though I recommend lubricating the shaft assembly occasionally with Pam or some other baking-temperature lubricating cooking spray. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
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