I mistakenly used my mixer to knead very heavy bread dough and it came to a grinding halt. Now it will turn only without any resistance and it is accompanied by a clicking sound. I would appreciate any advice for I don't want to spend the money at a repair service center if I might be able to fix it myself.
SOunds like a worm gear or planetry gear is stripped. You can get teh parts, but gertting into the casing to ID which gear and replace it is tough. Search on KSM90 and you can find good diagram at sears.com and other places that sell appliance parts
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You have not supplied a model number and the bowl lift models are not all the same. A couple of items you could check, make sure that the bowl retaining clip that engages with the dimple on the pedestal side of the bowl is not broken. Make sure any bolts/screws holding the pedestal to the base or the pedestal to the motor are tight. Even if you supply a model number I can't think of anything else to look at unless the handle is not lifting the bowl up tight enough. I think on some models the arm holds the carrier up with some pressure which would help stop the wobbles.
The Hobart H600 is a 2 horse power, 60 quart mixer, it can be used for many things in the kitchen. It can be used to make about any kind of food that needs mixed, wiped or kneaded. It works well in a pizzeria for all facets of making pizza from the dough, to shredding the cheese with an attachment, to a restaurant that makes mashed potatoes and fresh bread, to a full service bakery.
However, the biggest thing that you need to know is the capacity of the machine. As overloading the machine can cause damage that may be costly and take a technician to fix. I do not know what attachments you currently have so I will go over a few of them.
The main attachments are a Wire whip, Flat beater, and Dough hook. There are three different types a "D" wire whip (has many wires and is evenly spaced) this is used to whip egg whites, whipping whip cream, etc. The "C Wing" (has six tines in it) is used for items that are heavy for the D wire whip, like whipping potatoes or icing. The last is the "I" whip is similar to the D wire whip just with less tines. The flat beater is used to mashing or mixing examples are mashed potatoes before they are whipped, cake mixes that do not require whipping, batters and icing. The Dough hook is used for kneading dough examples are pizza dough, bread dough, etc.
The biggest thing when using your mixer is to know its capacity for the material that you are mixing. All though this is one of the bigger machines it still has limits. You should refer to this the following link for the capacity of your machine: https://my.hobartcorp.com/resourcecenter/ProductDocumentation/F-7701.pdf
There are also a few attachments that can be put on to the No. 12 attachment hub. A few of these are a vegetable slicer-grater and meat grinder.
The mixer motor has probably overheated, as proper use and care was not being followed with the stand mixer.
Bread doughs are recommended to be mixed on speed 2 only and never for longer than 7 minutes. With the resistance of a bread dough that is provided against the beater, mixing for over 7 minutes may overheat mixer and cause smoking.
Please consult your use and care guide to refresh your memory about how to properly use your mixer for making bread doughs.
Did you hear a CRACK sound just as the mixer stopped running? If so, the plastic transmission housing may have failed & destroyed the worm gear and the front and rear bearings and possibly deformed the bearing seats as well. It happened to me. Although these machines are marketed stating that they can knead bread dough, they can't. Mine failed 5 months out of warranty, after only30 batches of Sourdough Bread. Take the top cover off of the mixer and look for the transmission housing near the front of the mixer. If there obvious cracks in it, it is your problem.
You probably have stripped the gear in the head section. It can be replaced, but I would consider this a advanced repair since you need to push steel pins out of the shafts to replace the gears. Use google to find a local repair shop, or fix it yourself if your mechanically inclined, parts are available online (and not that expensive).