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Motor is not running now

I am in distraught! I was kneading bread with my mixer when it suddenly stopped turning but the motor was still running. So, I instinctively turned it off. After awhile I turned it on and even the motor was not running. Is this worth going to the repairshop or just dont bother?

I have a Hobart mixer. I too, was kneading bread. I have done this many times before with no problem. This dough turned out to be a bigger load and as the it began to knead I noticed that the mixer was getting in distress. As I was reaching to turn it off it quit and has not run since. I am hoping that it has a reset switch, but haven't found it yet. Any suggestions?

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Yes, bigg t, since you work for Hobart, is there any way to get a refurbished one cheaper? If so, email me THANKS!

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Im a service tech for hobart and repair these mixers often-is it worth repairing the unit?YES it is.I have never seen a motor burn up on these units,i have seen keys sheared and gears broken but thats the extent.There is a overload/reset button that sits on the back of the mixers pedistal,if its tripped when you push it in it will click.when these units need service it is usually from overloading the unit with too much product.Any other questions let me know.

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