20 Most Recent Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker Questions & Answers

The same thing happened to me yesterday. I made my first loaf and then I couldn't get the bread pan out. We kept pulling and yanking on the bread pan until it felt like it was going to break! This morning, my husband called Cuisinart. The man on the phone said he has the same machine at home, and that you just have to pull it really hard. He said don't worry, it won't break, just pull it. My husband pulled it again and it came out. I guess he just got the right angle on it.

It was definitely stuck from the bottom, not from the side clamp things. The man on the phone at Cuisinart said that after you use it more, it becomes easier to remove the bread pan. We put the bread pan in and then pulled it out a few times, and it seems like now it comes out easily, the way it should.

I felt obliged to respond here, because I was very discouraged after reading this thread last night. I was about to return the machine. I hope this solution helps.

By the way, my first loaf yesterday was the Rosemary Bread from the cookbook that comes with the machine. It was AMAZING.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Aug 29, 2020

Are you reading the instructions correctly? No bread maker kneads for 1 hour and 30 mins.as you say.
Normally the bread will knead, then sit for up to 20 mins, then continue mixing. then rising then a pause and the a small secondary knead, then rise again. Have you actually just put in the ingredients and left it to itself? If not. Put in the ingredients. Press settings and walk away. If the bread is done then you were perhaps a little too anxious. If it isn't then you know it needs servicing. Good luck.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

one is to try to turn it upside down or to dismantle the whole bread maker

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jun 23, 2019

Even Replacement May Not Help for Long.
After my six month old CBK200 had the same stop and start malfunction I was sent a brand new replacement by the company. Three months later the new unit started doing the same thing. I am putting up with it for now, but as soon as I have a little more time, I will go back to the authorized repair depot and request another replacement and hope for the best.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019

Buy a new one before you burn your danm house down somethings faulty

Cuisinart... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

The 1 hr unplug is your answer. The machine is in the middle of a cycle, so it can't accept other instructions. It has to be cleared.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018

Hi...The paddle shaft fits tightly on a sealed bearing. This allows the shaft to spin freely. Over time the sealed bearing wears out, the shaft gets loose and liquid will leak through. Unfortunately there is no fix for this and a new bread pan is needed. sorry...Hank

Cuisinart... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017

i would read the manual

Cuisinart... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017

See if the paddle shaft in the bottom of the pan is frozen. If it is, free it up manually. Then get it good and dry and oil it with cooking oil. After that, every time you bake, put the oil for the recipe in first and turn the paddle until it moves freely. Once the oil is in the bearing, it will keep the water out and the machine will move properly. I have gotten away with this fix for hundreds of loaves.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017

It's a timing belt, so it isn't supposed to stretch. There is no tension adjustment that I can see. Are the 4 motor screws in place and tight? Is either the motor or the kneading paddle drive shaft turning in its drive wheel? Is the frame bent and causing the belt to walk off one of the pullies? Another problem can be that the bearing in the pan won't turn, then you'll get a loud bump as the drive mechanism tries to turn the paddle in the pan. If this happens, try to free up the paddle by hand so it turns. Then when you bake, always put the oil in the recipe in first and rotate the paddle a few turns to work the oil into the pan bearing. If the oil gets in first, it will keep the water out and the pan will work fine. I've been getting away with this approach for hundreds of loaves.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017

There are three exposed screws on the bottom of the machine that can be removed with a Phillips screwdriver. You also need to remove two of the four rubber feet with a Phillips screwdriver. The other two rubber feet also need to be removed, but they have some kind of specialty screw that needs a split-head screwdriver. I just removed them by twisting the entire foot with a pair of pliers. Then the panel pops off fairly easily, and there's the belt. As an aside, the drive belt on mine kept coming off, and just putting it back on didn't help because it would just fall off again. It turned out that the whole bottom of the machine was bent, so the motor gear wasn't lining up with the drive gear. Not sure if this is fixable.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Oct 15, 2016

You need to replace the transistor nearest the motor relay. It is a small transistor numbered 9013. Other transistors with the same number turn on and off other features of the unit such as heating. I got my transistors from fairchild semiconductor. Open the lid, unscrew the screw that holds the black plastic rim of the control panel, and then youll be able to pop off the control panel cover and see the two circuit boards, the one you want is the one without the lcd screen and large relays. Order your new transistors and replace.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Sep 11, 2016

Has something fused? Is there any sign of life? Is there a light on? Is the pan in correctly and lid closed? Is it old?

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jan 18, 2016

If the motor shaft is not turning it could be the belt has fallen off the pulley or the pulley is slipping, or the motor is broken. The motor, pulley and belts are located inside the base of the machine. Hopefully it's just a loose belt. Hank

Cuisinart... | Answered on Dec 16, 2015

Try holding down the stop button for more than 3 seconds. This may be able to reset the unit. You do not have to unplug it for 15 minutes to reset it, just hold down the stop button.

Cuisinart... | Answered on Jul 12, 2015

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