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Mixer runs but blades slip when you add the food

Bought this from Craig's list....the mixer runs but as soon as you add food the blades start slipping and it won't mix the food. I think it is likely that a screw is loose but I don't want to start messing with things until I know I am going in the right direction. Same problem as others! After reading about this, and having just acquired the mixer, I put on the dough hook, turned it on and lightly grabbed it. Major slippage. Ugh.

I will tear it down following the instructions previously given and make it new once again. The only real problem I seem to be having (besides my mixer being broken) is I'm having a difficult time locating the Chevron FM ALCS EP-2 Food Grade Grease. Are there any acceptable substitutes?

Many thanks for the tear down instructions, locating the service manuals and the great advice!


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Hi Mary. I'm glad you want to tackle the project.

Another recommended grease is Shell Darina EP-2. This is a petroleum based grease and must not go into food.

Be cautious at each step of your project and document each step to make reassembly a snap.

Good luck! ricardok45

Posted on Apr 21, 2009


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