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The paddle turns very stiffly now. Don't know how to free it up. The axle that the paddle sits on has stiffened up. It will turn by hand from underneath but does not turn easily as it once did.

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Hi, The "axle" shaft fits into a sealed bearing that allows the shaft to turn smoothly. This sealed bearing is filled with a lubricant to "oil" the bearing. Over time the bearing stiffens up and the lube leaks out or gels up. Keep an eye out for any lube leaking out. Fill the pan with warm water to see if it loosens up. Do this a few times. When the bearing does fail you will need a new bread pan. Hank

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