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Why My Hobart A200 20 QT Mixer ML #104858 Motor Is Smoking?

I think... without knowing that motor... that the capacitor is a start capacitor, and that the start switch may be trying to "start" the motor full-time instead of switching it out of circuit after it figures that the motor has spun up. I may be wrong - that design may be a capacitor-run motor (similar to a three-phase motor) - but I'm betting it's a start-only capacitor.

If you know someone with a capacitance meter, you could check the capacitor - for both capacitance (to be sure it matches the label) and leakage. Easy way to write that one off. Alternatively, you could rig it such that after the motor's wound up you could manually disconnect the capacitor and see what happens - either the motor stops or else the smoking issue stops.

Whatever you do, don't let it smoke very long. The varnish on the windings is only so thick.

Jul 31, 2014 | Hobart A200 Stand Mixer

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How do I remove the housing on a vintage kitchenaid mixer k5-A

Oct 23, 2012 | KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial...

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No power

There are two motor brushes, one on each side of the Motor Housing.
Both must be in contact with the motor coils. If they are too worn out
and/or improperly installed, the motor will not run. Unscrew the black
plastic caps and remove both Brush and Spring Assemblies. Notice
that the brushes are keyed (i.e. one corner is not square) and are
designed to go in the motor housing only one way, in order to make
contact with the motor coils. You can clearly see this if you have the
housing off, whether or not the brushes come in contact with the motor.

Jun 19, 2011 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Leaking oil above beater

the gearcase grease and housing gasket needs replacement. this will require alot of disassembly and the use of kitchen aid specific grease.

Aug 25, 2010 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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How to oil kitchenaid stand mixer

First disconnect the power. After this You will need to disassemble the unit by first removing the access panel at the rear of the unit. Now you can remove the siler band around the mixer. Remove this and then also remove the screws around the upper housing. After removing these, tilt the unit to reveal two more screws. Remove these and now you can remove the upper housing by lifting the housing while slightly twisting it. After this is removed you can now see the main gears and the motor. To grease the inside gears, you will need to simply move the old grease that has been moved around and put it back onto the gears. I would also inspect the grease very carefully as sometimes there can be chunks of plastic or metal in it. Whirlpool puts more than enough grease inside the mixer to last its entire life, and the only time you ever really need to change it is if your gears have been destroyed and now is contaminating the grease.Hope this helps.


Nov 07, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Question regarding KitchAid mixer, Model K45ss. The vertical mixer shaft has play in the gearbox, it makes worn gear noises at all speeds. I adjusted the speed control to manual specs, the speed control...

Yes this indeed does sound like you have a problem. There could be a couple different cause of this noise. If your main drive or worm gear has been damaged, it is likely to not run at all or jam up. So i think this is not the problem. There is however a codder pin located inside the transmission gears this can be seen by removing the upper housing of the unit, and then exposing the oil and gears. clear away the oil surrounding the gears, and save this grease for later. After this you should be able to visually see this codder pin AND the gears, rotate the gears while inspecting them and the pin. If the pin is slightly bent or broken this will make the grinding noise that your are talking about, while still operating and driving the unit. part number for the codder pin is 9705444. If however the noise is coming from the motor area this could indicate a worn or faulty motor bearing. This can cause the motor to operate on an angle and can cause a rubbing noise from the cooling fan or the winding of the motor itself rubbing on the mixer housing. Part number for the braket and bearing is 3180526. both are relatively cheap and easy to replace. If you find and fix the problem be sure to inspect or change the oil as this can often have metal chunks and other particles. Hope this Helps


Nov 02, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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6qt Pro Kitchenaid Mixer not mixing

Hi. If you goto the Kitchenaid website you can do a search for the parts catalog for your model of mixer. Download the catalog. It will assist you in disassembling your mixer.

Remove the silver band around the top of the mixer. Remove the top cover and look at the top front of the machine and locate the transmission housing. If it's plastic, carefully inspect this housing for cracks. If you find cracks in this housing, IT is the source of your troubles. This cheap piece of plastic has no business being installed in a high-priced mixer. Your machine probably failed when you were mixing heavy bread dough or cookie dough. When this cover cracks, it can strip the worm gear shaft, its bearings and the bearing seats. It happened to me, and many thousands of other users I expect. Insist on a metal trans. housing for your replacement.

You may be able to have Kitchenaid pay for these parts even out of warranty, just don't tell them that you opened it up. Take it to an authorized repair place and let them assess the damage. Use their estimate to confront Kitchenaid. Be persistent in your complaint, keep asking for a manager to get involved in your case. They paid for my replacement parts even though I was 5 months out of warranty. The higher up you go in the management dept., the more likely you are to have them pay for your parts.

Once repaired, sell it ASAP!

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

Feb 16, 2009 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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Motor housing cap

I found out from a Waring rep that the motor housing includes the upper and lower units. The company I ordered the housing from didn't include the upper unit. Waring's solution was to return the lower housings and re-order the housing unit from a better company. I haven't heard from the company I ordered it from yet although I've sent them several e-mails.

My solution was simple. I cut the lower units so they'd fit as an upper unit to replace the upper unit

Jul 22, 2008 | Waring DMC201 Stand Mixer

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Regarding the Sunbeam Mixmaster (model 2346): How do I remove the front cover of the mixer so that I may reallign or replace the beater gears?

Pry the beater release button out with a screwdriver. There are two screws underneath it and one under the motor housing between the the beater holes. This will allow you to remove the chrome front cover, but not the motor and drive assembly. Getting to the part that contains the gears requires complete disassembly of the mixer. It is not designed for service, and requires patience and a variety of tools to disassemble.

It has a metal worm gear and plastic drive gears. If the beaters are out of alignment, then one or both of the plastic gears are stripped and the mixer is junk. Repair plus shipping costs equals the price of a new mixer. This is the weak point of these mixers and a fundamental flaw in an otherwise robust and sturdy design. It is definitly not the same mixer *********** bought 30 years ago.

Jul 18, 2008 | Sunbeam 2346 Heritage MixMaster Series...

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Beaters Misaligned

If this is one of the later-model Sunbeams, the housing has an upper half and a lower half. By removing the upper half, you can see the motor and the gear train. You will have to take out one of the beater gear posts and reinsert it to align properly. I suggest you look at both gear posts and check for worn or broken teeth. In which case, you will need to replace the bad part[s].

Older model Sunbeams have a gearbox housing that mounts onto the front of the motor housing. When you remove the gearbox housing, you will see the gear posts inside. Check for worn or broken teeth and replace as necessary. To insure proper alignment when reattaching the gearbox housing, align the two gears relative to each other then push the gearbox housing back onto the motor housing. The motor spindle will slightly turn both gearposts simutaneously during this process but will keep the proper alignment. You may have to repeat this process a number of times until you get it right.

Feb 02, 2008 | Sunbeam 2350 Heritage Series Mixer

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