Looking in to the bread maker a can see a singe electrical element. Does this element provide the heat for the various parts of the baking process? My reason for asking is that if there is only one element then it seens to me that the fault may be with the electronic process timer since the bread is being part baked which suggests the element I can see is working.
Hi, yes it is the same element that does both bake and rise, so yes it does run at different cycles for each operation.
It could be the main board as you mentioned, but more likely it is the rise time T stat at fault here.
The best way to know what you need is to perform a test, if you have a meter for that it would be the best way but since this is a rather simple device, you can do something and let me know the result.
Turn the unit on and set a bake cycle for a normal loaf of bread to mix, rise and bake. The after the fist mix, give about ten more minutes and let me know if there is any heat at all from the element?
Then I will advise on what to replace to fix this;-)
Thanks for the rating, and let me know as i will be with you until this is working correctly.