Hi all, \n\nAs title suggests I need some help! \n\nDuring the first operation of my brand new Russell Hobbs machine, I followed the recommended amounts (according to the booklet). \nWe heard the machine start to move the spindle after heating up for a while. 10 minutes later we started to hear a God Almighty Racket coming from the bread maker. It sounded like popcorn popping in the microwave only much much louder. \nI didn't think that could be right but as I have never used one (and couldn't find any useful information online) I let it do its thing.\nThe loaf looked decent enough when it was finished but was way to dense! I could have bicep curled with it\nI have put another loaf on today with less wholemeal and white flour in and the sound is not as bad but is still there.\nMy step Dad suggested that it could be the belt slipping. Which might actually make sense as the mix was not as thick today and the noise is quieter. \n\nDoes anybody else have any suggestions or advice? Is this normal? \n\nThank you in advance.