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Almost all things work on this machine except for the first entry one has to make.I want to make Whole Wheat Bread. Whether I set on #2L or P and 1.5 Lbs as called for and push to start. The machine sets itself for 4hr-10mins but the machine just sits there and will not start to knead like any of the other settings which start right away turning its blade...Do I leave this and let it sit there before it starts to churn?. I am making bread but using #3 under French bread which is 20 mins less and the bread is just as good. Is there a time delay set in with #2 to let the flour soak before churning?. Can it be reset somehow?...or is a computer chip faulty?. It is out of warrenty.

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  • boyDougHiszz Jan 29, 2008

    No,that is not the answer I'm looking for. I know there is a express feature on it, but I want to make it under regular conditions.I still want to want to know why it will not work under # 2 setting. It accepts all the entries on the screen,but when I press the start button"Nothing happens, it just sits there" There is no delay time added to it.It reads 4hr-10min, the same as the booklet.I thought you had the answers. John

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I wrote to Sunbeam customer service and received this response:

"Breadmaker model 5890 has a 30-minute delay cycle on the Wheat setting. This allows for a period at the beginning of the cycle to “soften” the ingredients for better results. During the first 30 minutes, the machine does not do anything."

Apparently, this is by design.

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Try pressing and holding the Start/Stop button until the machine beaps, you might have a delay timer set for that cycle. That is the only reset I was able to find for it. Unlugging the unit for longer may also reset it. Otherwise there may in fact be a electronic problem and you may need to live with it. Whole wheat needs to rise longer so maybe the machine is just doing it's thing. Have you tried doing a dry run with an empty bread pan to see if it eventually starts to knead after a few minutes?

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    Dean Joly Jan 29, 2008

    I meant unplugging for longer than 30 minutes.

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Hi, i dont think anything is wrong with ur baking machine.. it is as just it is.. see http://www.dealtime.com/xPR-Sunbeam-Expressbake-5890~RD-312796352132 . ..... i never used this machine, but u can check it that it is not going to work faster for you.
so be happy with it.. :)

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