Fix Tesco BM10 Electric Bread Maker drive shaft not moving

My wife Tesco BM10 electric bread maker after using for 3 years plus, suddenly the drive shaft malfunction and not moving accordingly with noisy sound.

When I check the bread maker bottom, many plastic debris came out, I suspect the drive shaft belt/pulley worn out.

To replace the belt is quite simple:

  1. Take out the pan and the kneading paddle. Reverse the maker. Removes  6 screws. (*2 middle special screws)

Bottom middle 2 special screws are Y-type/Tri-wing, cannot open using normal philips + screwdriver…

2. Reverse the maker again, open the cover, unscrew all the bottom screws and 1 side screw holding the heating element, grab the edge of the metal interior and lift up evenly.

3. Disconnect one connector when removing the upper part and u will reach the drive shaft bottom part.

4. Unscrew and flip over the drive shaft, and u will see the broken belt.

5. The belt is totally melt and need to clean up.

6. Once cleaned up, hook up new belt and reassemble back everything. *Hook the belt on small gear first, then only hook on the big pulley wheel, keep rotate the big pulley wheel until the belt get in completely.

The belt is not very hard to replace and cost around RM20+/- only. Thus, u can try replace it without buying a new bread maker.

The parts can be purchase via below Shopee or Lazada:

How to replace belt video for others model, work for bread maker with similar design.

Tesco/Lotus BM1333

Russell Taylor BM10






Morphy Richards 48290 *Shortcut way to cut out the bottom cover & direct reach the belting part!!!

Tesco BM1333

82 thoughts on “Fix Tesco BM10 Electric Bread Maker drive shaft not moving

  1. Bake Ling Reply

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I asked this question on behalf of my ex-neighbour ( she doesn’t know how to go online to check it out. Thanks again !

  2. Jasmine Reply

    you really a hero to me…i just encounter the same problem today..gosh tot need to get a new BM but then u save me up…thanks anthony 🙂

  3. Jasmine Reply

    Hi Anthony, u referring that special screw, can i actually get that kind of special screw driver in the market?

  4. Anthony Reply

    Luckily my 32 in 1 screw driver tools got this type. The tri-point or Y-type security screw head is similar to the Phillips screw head, but it has three points rather than four.

    U can purchase this kind of screw at electronic shop or computer shop. Recommend u to take a photo of the screw.

  5. Diana Chua Reply

    Thanks. The same thing happened to me last night. I was baking bread but smelt a funny burning smell. When the bread was baked and I lifted up the bread maker to put it away there were bits of burnt rubber on the kitchen counter below the bread maker. Good thing my bread was baked but was slightly lopsided.

  6. hllee Reply

    For those who plan to DIY . .do note that it is not that easy to open the screws.. .Altogether there are about 21 screws position

    • norliza Reply

      rasa nak menangis to open the screw… susah ooo.. sampai kepala skru dh loose 😭 help me plis

      • Anthony Post authorReply

        U need correct screw driver to open special screw…If screw hear worn out, u can try put rubber band to strengthen it and unscrew…

      • Josephine Cheang Reply

        Came across your article. Am going to replace the belt myself. Just want to ask which part of thebelt goes inside? The rough or smooth part?

        • Anthony Post authorReply

          U can see there is teeth on the big pulley wheel and motor drive gear~~~

  7. OOI TEE HONG Reply

    Would like to know where I can buy the Tesco BM10 bread maker belt and how much does it cost?

  8. TamLF Reply

    Looks like the coupling gear on my motor drive shaft wear out as well. Any replacement for that?

    • didi2005 Post authorReply

      Do u have the photo for the coupling gear u want?

  9. Hadirah Reply

    Hye i just bought it but the machine drive is not moving is it possible that i have the same problem as yours.

  10. Lin Reply

    Terima kasih bnyk2 info u… Sngt membantu… Saya pun belting dh hancur… Baru nak order yg baru..tergerak hati nak google jumpa info you… Tq😍

  11. Ad Reply

    Do u know how to open the main board? Because my start/stop function is not working, wanna open to check but unable to ope

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      There is only 1 main board on the bread maker, above step 3 is the main board next to the motor, where the panel is connected to this board. Suggest u to check the harness/cable connection.

  12. Alicia Reply

    Hi Anthony,
    Do you encounter problem whereby the pan seal at the bottom melted? This is where the paddle is inserted. Mine did and I’m wondering long term would it be a problem.

    • didi2005 Post authorReply

      U mean the O-ring? U need to replace it when it worn out.

      U can find at car accessories shop with below measurements.

  13. Alicia Reply

    The white colour ring is it plastic?

    The 0 ring goes in first then the white ring?

    • didi2005 Post authorReply

      The white color just a seal, no need to touch it, just add the o ring.

  14. Uya Reply

    I’ve changed the belt, but the problem not solved also, the drive shaft still malfunction😭. Do you know other possibility that might happened to my bm, please help.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Hi Uya,

      There are 3 possibilities where the drive shaft not moving/malfunction.

      1. The belt is over tighten, u can try loosen it a bit and see…
      2. Motor faulty
      3. PCB board faulty

      Motor & PCB board is expensive, not worth to replace.

  15. Atisha Reply

    Thanks for the detailed guide – I opened my breadmaker and the belt is not broken – it seems intact to me. Yet it’s not turning. It’s the motor part that seems heavy to turn. The oven bakes otherwise just doesn’t turn. If belt is unbroken it can’t be the belt problem right?

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      When u turn on the maker is there any moving noise?
      U can check whether the motor is turning without the belt? If Yes, probably the pulley wheel or belt too tight… If No, probably the motor or board issue which is not cheap and not worth to repair.

  16. Mimi Reply

    I tried to open it but few of the screws are just so tight that it won’t move 😭.
    I’m in ipoh. If there is any place that I send for repair this bm. Please let me know. Thanks

  17. wiwi Reply

    Hi. I opened up and the belt fall out from the ring… and I found the black ring was loose… can this be fixed?

  18. Atisha Reply

    Can I know what is the size of the Tesco belt for BM10 model? Is it S3M-537? I need the perimeter of the belt. Lazada sells lots from oversea only specify size not model of breadmaker.

  19. Teh Leh Kah Reply

    Me too. The screw in the BM10 is too tight. Cannot unscrew. Especially those in the breakmaker.
    The screw is too near to the heating element. So, it makes it even harder to unscrew.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      U need to use smaller size screw driver, and also remove the screw that holding the heating element to give u some space.

  20. Siti Reply

    Hi anthony. Mine was ezion brand. I suspect that the belting is having a problem..however,i’m not good in repairing things. Can i send it to you?tq

  21. Wanie Reply

    Try google..aii…terjumpa cara nak repaire bm ni..allah..xtah buang duit gitu je..nanti nak beli belt tu..tq ye awak…

  22. Louise Tan Reply

    May I know the dimension for tesco BM 10 bread machine drive shaft belt? I cannot find it in Singapore and I need a replacement.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Hi bang, itu bowl sangat mahal, dekat RM100, not worth, better get new unit.

  23. Roslina Binti Lapanditah Reply

    Hello Anthony…your information very helpful but i dont think i can fix it myself.
    Anybody knows whr i can send to fix the bm…?hv to pay la

  24. Ahmad Raji Reply

    Hi Anthony…
    Thanks for this informative blog. I’m successfully replacing the new Tesco BM10’s belt while testing with the preset no. 8 (for making dough), the motor won’t rotate. I’m trying to manually rotate the spindle seem no problem. No idea what exactly the problem is.

    • 😍AZZ😍 Reply

      i have this problem tu, did you manage to solve it? tq

  25. Tan TP Reply

    Just to check with all experts my Bread Maker BM10 loaf pan leak out the black oil when I bake the bread. Is it problem come from the melted “O” ring? Or have to change the whole Pan? I saw from Tesco they sell the Pan but its model BM1333. wheter this model pan can fix to BM10? Tq

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Yes, the O ring worn out…BM1333 & BM10 pan is different…The whole pan is expensive, not worth to replace…

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      2. Reverse the maker again, open the cover, unscrew all the bottom screws and 1 side screw holding the heating element, grab the edge of the metal interior and lift up evenly. Then remove one connector and u can take out whole cover.
      U can refer below video, similar.

  26. norliza Reply

    hi.. i cant open the bottom cover.. can u suggest the tools needed to open the cover. the screws are too tighten.. thank you

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Bottom middle 2 special screws is y-type/tri-wing type, u need to use appropriate screwdriver…

  27. Muhammad Faiz Reply

    Hi Anthony…
    Thanks for this informative blog. I’m successfully replacing the new Tesco BM10’s belt while testing with the preset no. 8 (for making dough), the motor won’t rotate. I’m trying to manually rotate the spindle seem no problem. Than i try replacing capacitor and still seem not working. So it’s possible the motor broken? How to i check the motor it’s broken or not? If it’s broken can i know where to i buy?

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Motor u can test by supply power to it, if motor working, probably need to check PCB board…

  28. Chin Foong Yoon Reply

    Were can I have my bread maker repair can tesco repair it

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      If under warranty, u can send back to Tesco…
      If only belt broken, u can DIY & replace it which cost only RM20…If not belt broken, try looks for new bread maker instead of repair it…

  29. fei Reply

    where can i get someone to repair it as i got an uncle to help to change but he couldn’t open it.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Hi Fei,

      There is some special screws on the breadmaker, u need to check carefully what type of screw it is…
      If u find hard to dismantle the bread maker, there is shortcut way to directly cut the bottom, but applicable to whole plastic bottom only.

  30. james Reply

    hi, i replaced my belt through cutting the bottom plastic cover. It’s easier that way

  31. June Reply

    Hi, i managed to clean and replace the belt. I didnt take out the interior foil. However, I am facing problem with fixing back the heating element screw.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Hi June,

      Stripped screw hole? Is normal…As long as the heating element in position, can hold enough already, even not tighten.

  32. vic Reply

    TQVM Tony for the tips. I’ve ordered a Tesco BM10 belt, after looking at your post. I think that’s the weakness of the BM10. The belt is in shreds. I saw the smaller pulley full of sticky threads, is it from the belt? Do I need to pull it out all the thread? Thanks.

    • Anthony Post authorReply

      Most bread makers having similar common problem, where the belt will worn out…U need to clean up both the big & small pulley, make sure to check the small pulley teeth, if worn out need to replace also.

  33. David Reply

    Anyone know how to remove the shaft from the loaf pan from russel taylor bm10

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