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Hobart A200 Noise

I have a 1949 Hobart a200 spec 3943 that i am rebuilding the gears look to be in great shape from what i could see without removing them. I opened the transmission and removed the old grease. I then added new grease purchased from hobart.I also added grease to the planetary. It doesn't sound much better than it did before. The noise is like a metal on metal grinding sound. The url below is a website i created to document my project. When you put the mouse over the home button a menu pops out that will take you to a page called the unit. There is a button that will take you to a video of it running before grease. There are also pictures on the website that show the transmission gears. Even with grease it doesn't sound much different before. If there is anyone who knows what might be the problem please let me know. Thanks

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  • Andy Doyle Nov 05, 2012

    Does anybody know how much it might cost to fix this?

  • Andy Doyle Nov 07, 2012

    here is a before and after grease video

  • Andy Doyle Nov 20, 2012

    If you look in this video here in the 2nd clip of the machine running 2nd gear is not much faster than first. Do you have any idea why that may be?

  • Silvaire Nov 20, 2012

    From the short run times and close focus, I can't easily determine whether the mixer is running at its appropriate speeds or not. The bottom line though, is that if it is a transmission problem, the transmission must be taken apart to find the problem. IF the speeds are correct, it is possible that the noise is in the planetary. Try running it with the planetary removed and see if it is still noisy. Unless it is really quiet then, you need to have the transmission gone through.



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After viewing and listening to your video, my first guess would be bad bearing(s). The sound varies with the speed of the agitator, so the noise is at the speed of the transmission shaft or planetary area. These mixers use very common standard bearings. As such, they are available very reasonably from sources OTHER than Hobart. You will need to take the transmission apart in order to find and solve the problem. Study the parts manual in detail. It seems complicated, but once you understand it, it is logical. I highly recommend that you get a really good understanding of how it works and goes together before you start taking it apart though.

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Your A200 was manufactured in 1942. It may well be time for an overhaul. If it were only noisy, I would suggest re-greasing it, as that would quiet it down somewhat. With 60+ years on the unit, the odds suggest rebuild time. Before you commit to that, take the top cover off the unit, remove two dust covers, insert a hi-intensity flashlight into one hole and look inside the other, look for excessive wear on the gears. If you see excessive wear, and still want to re-build then call for a Hobart tech and warm up your checkbook, OR, pose the re-build question to bigg t (the Hobart tech on this website). He may be able to help you out. ricardok45

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