I cannot put the beaters in any more beacause they hit each other. It looks like the gears skipped a few tangs and line up incorrectly. I can only put one beater in because the they are no longer at offset. Anyone know of a fix or how I can 'retime' the beaters?
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Re: 2349 Stand Mixer - Beaters now hit each other
The beaters can be retimed but, you have to open the mixer. There are 2 gears visible inside the head. Look closely for arrows or dots on the gears. These are the timing marks. Like marks should be placed exactly opposite each other on the work gear. (The spiral shaped gear) Look at the notches where you put the beaters. One will be lined up straight, the other will be at 45 degrees. While you have it opened, you might want to regrease it. Remove the old grease with a stick or small narrow screwdriver. Put vaseline or equivalent in the gear area. Only fill it about half way. If you over fill it, it will leak out when you get it hot from long or heavy use.
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Your worm gear is no longer seated and that is more than likely because the housing cover is probably the old style plastic and it has cracked which allows the worm gear to jump up during operation and turn out of sync. The worm gear turns the drive gear that works the planetary gears which in turn drives the beater. If the worm gear is not turning true then of course it is pushing the planetary out of true as it turns, which causes the beater to slam the sides of the bowl. The question is this...does the beater hit the bowl in the same place on the bowl every time? Or does the beater hit the bowl in different places every time? If it hits the same place then it is probably just a planetary gear of which there are four gears involved and it could be any one of them. It it hits a different place every time it is most likely the worm gear and cover. In either case parts will cost between 30 and 50 dollars. and it takes about an hour to fix.
I have never seen one of these mixers myself but from your description it sounds like the gears are out of timing. Plugs covering screws often get damaged on removal, they are pretty but not really a necessary part. If you cannot get something sharp down the side to flick it out you will need to skewer a hole in the middle to get a bit more leverage on it. When you have changed the gear timing check that the beaters miss each other before you put the screws back in.
This will be caused by a stripped gear. However there are several gears that may have stripped and you will need to take the mixer apart and inspect the gears. I would need the model number of your mixer to determine what parts you would need. Thank you, Colleen MendingShed.com 800-339-9297
The gears are readily available. Just open the micer and replace them. You will have to pop the buttons out of the front and rear to get to some of the screws. Once you remove the gears, also remove ALL the grease. It has broken pieces in it. Use light lithium grease to refill the gear area HALF FULL. Make sure when you put the gears in, they you line up the marks on them with the motor shaft. One will be straight in line and one will be at a 45 degree angle. This is so the beaters don't hit.
One of the beaters had jumped a gear. I understand they are nylon gears. My wife's had the same trouble. I unplugged the mixer, removed the bowl and install the beaters if you can to see where they are touching. They were two cogs off. I grapped the left (red) beater firmly and twisted it to the left. It took a couple tries and turning on the motor (with out beaters) to find the spot where they had skipped. In the end the left beater jumped back one then two teeth and now the beaters aline properly. This will happen again with heavy dough, etc. now that the teeth are worn in that spot. Use a bread machine for the heaver dough. IMHO
Hi - I assume you mean to say that the motor turns on, runs in all speeds but no power is being transferred to the planetary head and beaters?
If this was preceeded by some intermittent run conditions like occasionally skipping beaters and some louder than normal or different run noise then it's likely that the nylon Worm Gear has lost teeth and is no longer making contact with the motor gear. It is part of an assembly which is directly coupled to the motor. Disassembly is required to get at this part and some mechanical skill to replace it. If the mixer's a few years old and/or gets a lot of use, the gear grease should be replaced too. For the gears and other parts, including the grease - check out http://www.goodmans.net/get_dept_933.htm They seem to have just about every part needed and fair pricing. Appliance Parts Pros is another source of parts and diagrams. Warning - mixer disassembly is a medium complexity task and could ruin your day...
the gears were out of sync, by this time their probly stripped. IF you can get the gears, one must resemble a X and the other must resemble a + when installed, so they look like this X+ that way they wont hit.
You are going to DESTROY YOUR MIXER by kneading dough with the flat beater. Read the directions. They spell it out in big letters. Only use the dough hook for dough; only use speed 2.
If the mixer generated enough torque to knead dough with the flat beater (it doesn't), it would tear up and overwork the dough. As it is, you're lucky you didn't strip a gear.