Every Summer, I have to give up using my bread machine (Welbilt) because the
loaves do not rise at all. The dough looks fine, but I get a two- or
three-inch high loaf. My neighbor (Toastmaster) said hers works well--not
great since the top falls--because her air conditioner runs overtime all the
time. On Sunday, I tried turning up the AC and sending the ceiling fans
whizzing... but the results were the same.
The yeast is fresh... the ball of dough looks good... just no rising in Summer.