Question about Food Mixers
While mixing christmas cookie dough, my k45 started smoking. I have had "her" about 30 years. Does she need lubrication? Thanks for your help.
volts 115 watts 250 60 hz Hobart -- Troy Ohio
There is the possibility that if the mixer is 30 years old and it has never been serviced that the gasket around the gear case is leaking oil and in that case it would not be hard to get liquids on the armature or the stator as the gear grease in the transmission is vegetable base grease and it separates into liquids and solid and when the head is tilted up the failed gasket allows the separated oil to leak down and to the rear onto the mixer right onto the motor parts. It maybe nothing more that cleaning out all the old grease and re-packing and adding a new gasket.
Posted on Sep 21, 2012
Some electric motors are picky. turning the 'worm gear' mechanism (take the paddle and bowl off) and turn the mixing part of the mixer, then try turning it on. many new electrical motors have a sort-of 'burning' smell to them, but there is a big difference between the normal, new electric motor smell and a ''WOW that shouldn't smell like that'' smell...
however, smoke is never good - and its nearly impossible to spill liquid on the motor of a kitchen aid - go ahead, try to access that motor!!!
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Plug off the mixer
do you smell or see any smoke ?
if so the motor is burning due to the leakage of liquid on it
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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