Check the display if the bread maker will not turn on or mix the ingredients. If it reads "- - H", the Breadman is too hot for operation. Move the bread maker away from any heat source. Unplug it and allow it to cool for 15 minutes before attempting to operate it again. If the display reads "- - L", the bread maker is too cold. Keep it plugged in, wait 5 minutes and then start again.
Check to make sure that the kneading paddle is installed securely if the Breadman Ultimate Plus will not mix. Mixing will not engage until the Kneading Paddle is in place.
Check to make sure that the bread maker is not unintentionally set on "Whole wheat", "Whole wheat rapid" or "Jam cycle". On these settings, the bread maker will not mix the ingredients.
Wipe the heating element clean of any spilled ingredients with a wet rag if smoke, steam or a burning smell are coming from the bread maker.
Pull the kneading paddle out of the bread if it gets stuck. The kneading paddle is designed to be easily detachable. Use a non-metal utensil to separate the dough from the paddle. Use an oven mitt when pulling out the kneading paddle. It will be hot.
Loosen the kneading paddle if it is stuck in the drive shaft. Do not attempt to force it out. Pour warm water into the bread pan and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Then try pulling out the loosened paddle. Repeat if necessary.
Check the expiration date on your yeast. Old yeast can cause your bread to smell "funny" or "yeasty". Or it may keep the bread from rising.