West Bend L5689A Bread Maker User Manual

Heavy, dense texture
Too much flour – Measure accurately, leveling off measuring cup.
Not enough yeast – Add recommended amount of yeast.
Not enough sugar – Add recommended amount of sugar.
Open, coarse, or holey texture
Salt omitted – Assemble ingredients as listed in recipe.
Too much yeast – Add recommended amount of yeast.
Too much liquid – Reduce liquid by 1-2 teaspoons.
Bread doesn’t slice well, very sticky
Sliced while too hot – Allow bread to cool on rack at least 15-20 minutes before
slicing to release steam.
Not using proper knife – Use a good bread knife or electric knife.
Center of loaf raw, not baked through
Too much liquid – Reduce liquid by 1-2 teaspoons.
Power outage during operation – If the power goes out during operation for
longer than 5 minutes, the bread maker will remain off when the power is
restored. Remove the unbaked loaf from the bread pan and start over with fresh
Forgot to put knead bar in bread pan – Always make sure the knead bar is on
the shaft in bottom of the bread pan before adding ingredients.
Dark crust color/too thick
Too much sugar – Reduce sugar by half.
Loaf of bread is burned
Bread maker is malfunctioning – See Warranty page for service information.
Crust too light
Not enough sugar or fat – Increase sugar or fat by half the amount