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The spindle that holds the paddle won't turn. It's stuck tight.

I took the bread out of the bread maker. I pulled the paddle out. Then I tested the spindle post that holds the paddle to see if it would turn. It won't budge, not even with the turning handle on the bottom of the machine. What should I do? Put hot water in the bucket and soak it?

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  • Clara Mae Watrous Nov 30, 2012

    I bake bread in the Breadman breadmaker. The bread is good and rises nicely. After I shake the bread out on to a cooling rack, I take out the paddle from the bread, soak it a little bit in the bread pan, and then take it out, empty the water out and dry everything off. Before putting the paddle back into the bread pan, I check to see if the shaft is free to move. When it isn't, I try hard to turn it, using the handle on the bottom of the bread pan while holding the bread pan close with the other hand. Usually, the shaft has loosened up and is able to be turned after a little twisting of the turning handle underneath the bread pan. But this last time, the little handle absolutely will not turn. What shall I do? Soak the inside of the bread pan in soapy hot water overnight? Take out the little c-clip, pull the shaft out, oil it, purchase another c-clip and put it together again? I hope this added to the information needed to get an answer. Clara Mae

  • Mawillis Sep 24, 2019

    I read alot of responses that advised on how to fix the bread machine but that's not how I read the question.
    The paddle in the basket itself wouldn't turn. Mine did this the other day. I tried everything from setting it in a pan of boiling water , with water inside the basket also, to spraying Wd40 on the bottom of the spindle. The best it got was that I could turn it ( barely ) with a pair of pliers. Then I soaked it in vinegar. And it's finally freed up! Good luck



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It may be hard to turn by hand but does it turn when the machine is
turned on? If so it is OK even if you can't turn it by hand

Posted on Nov 30, 2012


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SOURCE: Bread sticks to pan

May be that the coating on the pan is just wearing off. Had the same problem several years ago and it was just that the poor old machine was over used and the simplest solution was to buy a new pan. That machine went though 2 of them before it died its self.

- Neil

Posted on May 25, 2008



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SOURCE: The shaft that turns the paddle

There is a small clip on the bottom it speads to loosen it off the shaft if this is missing a clip can be obtained at a auto parts store and then you will be back in business.
Put the shaft out and clean and oil it with olive oil, peanut oil or wok oil.
Then put it back together.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008


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SOURCE: removing finished bread from pan

Before the baking cycle begins,remove the bread pan ,shake out the batter onto a piece of waxed paper,remove the paddle from the bread pan,place batter back into the pan,close lid.This way you only have a small hole in the finished loaf. I prefer the 1.5 pound rye bread,and set a kitchen timer for 2 hours 5 minutes-when the "shape" cycle finishes,we remove the paddle.
This is listed in my manual on page 76,item # 7;heading is METHOD.
Front of the manual lists the times for the cycles,just add them up.
(When you dump the batter back into the pan,try to pat down the rough edges,it looks better).

Posted on Oct 01, 2008


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SOURCE: Hi I can't find a paddle for my bread machine

you can get a new one at the following site
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009


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SOURCE: My bread maker doesn't knead correctly.

I had the same problem with my Breadman TR845. I made the first loaf O.K. but the knead paddle would not turn much when it had flour in the bread pan. I took it apart and discovered that the timing belt had slipped off the black plastic gear attached to the shaft of the motor. The belt was still around the shaft of the motor which allowed it to move the paddle a little. I needed a small spacer washer that would keep the black plastic gear from sliding on the shaft and allowing the belt to slip off. There is lip only on one side of the plastic gear so if it moves the belt can slip off. I created a spacing washer from the cap on a tube of toothpaste. I cut the toothpaste cap in half and had to use a metal file to get it the right size. It needed to be 1/4 inch tall and 3/4 inch in diameter. I cut the space so that it could slip over the shaft. After putting it all back together everything works fine. And the toothpaste tube was almost empty anyway.

P.S. There are lots of screws that hold it together and the belt and gears are at the bottom of the Breadman and you have to take the whole thing apart to get to the bottom. I was able to leave all the wires attached so that putting it back together went quickly compared to the work of taking it apart.

Posted on Nov 19, 2010

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