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What is causing the top of the loaf to cave in? too much or not enough yeast??? My model is the 5844, but both machines are doing it, so it seems to be a recipe or cook problem.

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Suggest that you check the amount of yeast. If there is too much the top may sink.

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Do you mean the loaf rises ok, then during the cooking cycle collapses?
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You might try buying a few of those little packets of yeast. Then try the same recipe that you have been using. If the loaf falls again then your yeast isn't the problem. Recheck your recipe again and be sure you are measuring everything correctly. By the way in baking bread I always use flour marked "bread flour". I never use "all purpose flour" because of poor results in the beginning. I ebay machines all the time and have several in stock if you decide you need one let me know.

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And make sure your yeast is in your little well on top.

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