Tip & How-To about Food Mixers
If your unit has not been serviced in a while, or never, you could have one or more problems. 1'st watch the armature through the slots at the rear of the unit. This is where the brushes are. While operating the unit see if they are arcing serverely. If so you will need to replace them. You should be able to get them at www.repairclinic.com Replacement should be straight forward. Lay it on it's side. Remove all screws holding the case on. Removing the brushes is different on every unit but the procedure should be obvious. Inspect the armature for grooves and wear. You may have to get a new armature also. If the armature is not too bad using crocus cloth (very fine sandpaper on cloth, it comes in a roll, available at Lowe's) smooth out the armature before replacing the brushes. While you have it apart clean any old grease and dirt out of it. Lubricate the bushings on the ends of the shaft with light machine oil such as 3-in-one. Wipe up any excess. If your unit has a gear reduction and it is accessable lubricate it with light grease, do not overdo it, you only need a small amount. Reassemble the unit and you should be good to go. To keep your unit running it's best you should perform the lubrication/cleaning procedure every year.
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