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Does your Panasonic Bread Maker have a weak mixing action, i.e. you can hear the motor power up but the paddle gets stuck, or are your loaves turning out really flat?
You can test by putting the machine into pizza or dough mode, pressing start and seeing if you can easily hold the paddle when it turns?
You possibly need a new belt or more likely a new motor run capacitor.
I had an SD255 which was really struggling to mix the dough. After some troubleshooting, I worked out it was the motor run capacitor that was faulty.
Model: SSE SMPA, 3microfarad +-5% 450VAC 50/60Hz 40/85/21 EN60252-1
Dimensions: 45 x 31.5 x 20.2mm / distance between the pins is roughly 38mm
Looks like this is made by Shiny Space Enterprise, hence the SSE. It is a Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitor
|420 / 450VAC
|-40 ~ +85?
|Rated Working Frequency Range
|50 ~ 60Hz
|Dissipation Factor (DF)
|? 1% Max. Measured at 1kHz 20?
|Between Terminals (T-T)
|Rated voltage x 175% VAC 10sec
|Between Terminals and Case (T-C)
To replace the cap I bought a 3uF (microfarad) 450V motor run capacitor from TecsaReco for R38.59 – Part No. RCAP3
No longer in stock https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/film-capacitors/8432023
Shaft Seal Replacement – Viton Oil Seal
This is for a Kenwood machine but it will be similar for the Panasonic
Panasonic Bread Maker Manuals
Either enter your Model Number, you can find it on your machine or select Home Appliances > Automatic Bread Maker > then your model number