Elena, I have a Panasonic bread maker and I make a wholemeal loaf in mine regularly. Do you have the recipe brochure with your machine? If you do you should be able to find recipes for various strengths of wholemeal dough, ie. 50% , 75% and 100%. I use the 50% recipe and it always turns out well for me. You will find that recipes using wholemeal/wholewheat flour use more water in the dough, otherwise they it does result in a dense, heavy dough. I am no expert but I think if you follow the recipe to the letter in the booklet/brochure you will be well pleased. Bear in mind, as someone else said, your yeast must be new, it doesn’t cost much so if you have any doubts about it’s age ditch it and replace it with new. Let us know how you get on. I live in Wales, by the way.
Yes i got a recipe book with it, i will have a read in the morning, i will pop into Asda and get some new yeast i think its old.
I hope your okay in Wales hope you been making a snowman.
Keep warm thank you for your reply x