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Vic



Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 387
Location: Sherborne, Dorset
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 4:44 pm    Post subject: Disposal of Knackered Bread Machine  Reply with quote    

We hve a completely knackered bread machine - well, the engine bit works fine but the actual tin has collapsed completely and is unusable.

Anyone know how I can dispose of this responsibly? I'm sure there's a website somewhere which will give me full instructions but I just can't find it!

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Electrical waste section of your local tip?

Might be worth asking around if you can replace the dead part.

oldangrey



Joined: 18 Nov 2007
Posts: 48
Location: Melton Mowbray, Liecs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a similar problem, but instead of getting rid of it I was wondering if anyone had the bits i need to repair it, the seal on the spindle of the tin has started to leak and is leaving slicks of grease/oil in the bread mix, I can get a new tin from the maker, but with the cost and then postage it would be cheaper to scrap it and buy a new one, BUT i would rather keep it if i can find a cheap repair alternative.
The machine is a Morphy Richards " Fastbake "
Model No 48261
700 watt
the part needed is part No CS 48280001 ( Baking pan )

I only use the machine to mix and proove the bread, i cook it in the oven with dinner, hot fresh bread hmmmmmmmm

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Disposal of Knackered Bread Machine Reply with quote    

Vic wrote:
We hve a completely knackered bread machine - well, the engine bit works fine but the actual tin has collapsed completely and is unusable.

Anyone know how I can dispose of this responsibly? I'm sure there's a website somewhere which will give me full instructions but I just can't find it!


How about an email to the manufacturer? Could you replace the tin?

bernie-woman



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7824
Location: shropshire
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Definitely try the tip - we had a knackered one which the refurb guys down there said they could fix and it will be passed onto council tenants who have fire/flood damaged homes

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldangrey wrote:
The machine is a Morphy Richards " Fastbake "


How about a wanted ad on freecycle?

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldangrey wrote:
I have a similar problem, but instead of getting rid of it I was wondering if anyone had the bits i need to repair it, the seal on the spindle of the tin has started to leak and is leaving slicks of grease/oil in the bread mix, I can get a new tin from the maker, but with the cost and then postage it would be cheaper to scrap it and buy a new one, BUT i would rather keep it if i can find a cheap repair alternative.
The machine is a Morphy Richards " Fastbake "
Model No 48261
700 watt
the part needed is part No CS 48280001 ( Baking pan )

I only use the machine to mix and proove the bread, i cook it in the oven with dinner, hot fresh bread hmmmmmmmm


I think I have a pan for one of these but the paddl is missing. If it's any good to you I have a look for it.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had the tin go on a morphy richards machine we used to have. Costed getting a replacement part (it was a gasket, a seal around the paddle thingy at the bottom) and the cheapest I could do it for was a fiver less than a new machine. So its maybe worth looking in to whether that part is replaceable, but don't get too hopegful.

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7748
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a breadmaker which is mostly there and mostly working.

It's a panasonic SD 252 and the bread stopped rising properly when I was using it. My initial thought was that it was probably just a dodgy thermostat but I couldn't find anyone to repair it or confirm that was the problem and fix it myself. Since then the paddle and tin have gone to a local school so I now have a breadmaker with a suspect thermostat and no paddle or tin and no idea what to do with it (anyone want it? (you can see why I don't work in advertising ) )

Vic



Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 387
Location: Sherborne, Dorset
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hah, glad to see that knackered breadmachines are quite common!

Ours was a second hand Cookworks one, and basically the whole bottom just about dropped out, around the paddle (not very easy to describe). Tried to track down the manufacturer but this proved to be impossible... so we are now the proud owners of a Morphy Richards thingie.

Will try the tip and see if someone can make better use of it!

culpepper



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 638
Location: Kent
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 08 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just ordered a new tin and paddle for mine from
Code:
http://www.espares.co.uk/

cost 22.97 with VAT and delivery in that price.
Our breadmaker works fine but the paddle is fused to the pan although it still rotates and sometimes the only way to get the bread out is to slam the tin down as hard as possible on the worktop.
The tin is a bit bent as a result.
We are going to keep the old tin for just dough or jam where removing the contents wont be a problem.
For bread machines look for small appliances on the top left.

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 2584

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 08 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Vic wrote:
Hah, glad to see that knackered breadmachines are quite common!

Ours was a second hand Cookworks one, and basically the whole bottom just about dropped out, around the paddle (not very easy to describe). Tried to track down the manufacturer but this proved to be impossible... so we are now the proud owners of a Morphy Richards thingie.

Will try the tip and see if someone can make better use of it!


All the electricals go in their own skip at the tip here (Sherborne); no electrical goods allowed to be sold without an electrician's ticket.

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 08 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i am heading for the electrical part of the tip tomorrow

knackered vacuum cleaner (smoke from motor)
knackered electric saw (same problem)

2 knackered pressure washers

the vacuum cleaner was the catalyst to get rid of the other three things, thank god some things you just can't save i am afraid and you hang on to them forever because you just can't do the deed...

sometimes you have to steel yourself and do the deed

gnome



Joined: 19 Apr 2006
Posts: 730

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 08 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

advertising it on the internet (like you have here for instance ) is probably your best bet. a great many items these days could be repaired if you have the right parts, and all too often the first part to go is the same with every model. we run an electrical repair department, but the biggest problem is having to store a broken machine whilst we wait for another broken machine with the right spare part to fix it. England is a very small country with an incredibly high population, and highly industrialised, so storage space is getting too expensive. we have frequently found that though we can just about cover the cost of repairing and testing a broken machine, we can't cover the cost of storage. if we think it is likely that we may get a spare part within a month or two, we will store it for repair sometimes, and we usually strip down many machines for re-usable parts, but evry now and then we have to bite the bullet, go through our stock of broken machines, and give up on some. as most small white goods - such as kettles and vaccuum cleaners - contain more more unusable plastic parts than usefull metals, we have no choice but to tip them.

washing machines aren't too bad - most of the parts are easily interchangeable, they are easy to strip, and the rest can be mostly recycled (we actually make more money from taking it to the scrap metal yard than if we fixed and sold it usually). cookers are even better (except electronic programable ones) - you can even replace some parts on an electric cooker with parts from a gas cooker - and almost all of it is recyclable.

we do try to keep tubes and nozzles from a "dead" vaccuum cleaner, as they are often interchangeable and the first things to be lost. we also tend to hang on to Dyson's because we know we will not have to wait too long before we get another, and there is no one thing that consistantly fails on them, soit's worth making space. they are real buggers to fix though, coz Dyson doesn't like people fixing them, so they use special kinds of screws, and they are really hard to take apart and put together again.

We don't get many bread makers though. i don't know why, because i would think it is an item a lot of people might buy, try it a couple of times, and then get fed up of, so consign it to the cupboard. we get quite a few slow cookers, and a lot of microwaves. sometimes a microwave just stops working, and is easily fixed, but if there is something wrong with the magetron, or it leaks, then its no longer safe. we always keep the turntables though - they are easy to store and we often get a good microwave with no turntable.

if anyone wants any tips about re-using / repairing white goods, drop me a line.

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