If the bread machine stops properly correct, different causes can be responsible for this. What you can first check and repair yourself, and how best to do, read in this post.
Drive of the dough hook
Usually, the drive of the dough hooks in the bread machine is quite simple. It is understandably subjected to natural wear. The kneading of the heavy bombf requires a lot of use for the drive.
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In most cases, however, drives are built to be stable, and before you suspect damage to the drive, you should first take a closer look at the device.
Possible causes can also be:
- Bread crumbs in the plug connection of the dough hook
- Breadcrumbs in the drive
- Drive is too stiff
Bread crumbs in the plug connection of the dough hook
Simply take the dough hook out of the holder and wipe it off thoroughly. Also clean the bracket very thoroughly. Even the finest crumbs in the connection mean that the dough hook may no longer work properly.
Breadcrumbs in the drive
The drive may also be dirty with crumbs. This usually requires a little more effort and disassembly work, but with many devices you can easily expose the drive of the dough hook.
The same applies here: clean very thoroughly, preferably using a brush. Turn the drive and check whether it runs smoothly enough. Otherwise, re-oil a little with a suitable oil until everything can be turned again with little effort.
Drive is too stiff
All components of the drive must run smoothly. If you notice stiffness at one point, you should re-oil a little. Always use a suitable oil for this.
Check whether there is any damage to the drive
If you are not sure whether the drive itself is damaged, you can easily check it. You simply remove the dough hook and let the program run without the dough hook as a trial.
The two now visible metal pins of the drive must rotate evenly. If they do not do this, or if they do not move at all, the drive is most likely defective. In this case, only a professional repair or a new purchase will help.Tips & Tricks Always follow the given recipes exactly and make sure that you only use dough for which the bread maker has enough power available. Rye dough in particular is very demanding and difficult to knead for the bread maker. This can affect devices with very low power in the long run.