Dough hook stops moving as the load gets heavier and heavier, eventually stopping althought the motor continues to operate without any problem. No noise or stress sounds coming from the motor, the dough hook just stops moving. Do these units have a slip clutch or some other mechanism to adjust the torque it can handle?
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Re: Dough Hook Stops moveing under heavy load
Does the mixer work in any other speeds?Are you mixing pizza dough and in what speed?I service these mixers alot--i work for hobart.It sounds to me like you have a sheared key on one of the shafts.The mixer doesnt have a clutch.
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Sounds like what happened to my wife's mixer. There is one nylon gear in the drive assembly that is designed to break if too much load is put on the mixer. Like what can happen with dough or butter that is too hard/frozen. That is designed to save rest of the mixer. Sounds like you need to replace the KitchenAid Mixer Worm Drive and Pinion Gear Assembly. In our case, it was not the nylon gear that broke, but a small pin that is this gear assembly. By getting the assembly & not just the nylon gear, you cover more of your bases. I found a video on line that walks you through replacing the part. I also bought the part online. The assembly part, including shipping cost me $12.95.
This is not a solution but I think you have a serious problem you might have sheared some gear teeth whent the mixer jammed and it only manifests itself under a heavy load, I would take it to a repair guy, those mixers are expensive and it would be worth it.
Hi. You should consider a few things. They type of hook you use, can greatly affect your end result. If you're making a yeasted dough with a high protein percentage 12-13%, you should be using an "ED" hook, this is a spiral hook that has a sharp turn at the tip. You can find them on eBay for a competitive price. I believe that Hobart also sells them, but for a higher price. They are very good for mixing pizza type doughs, they also do an excellent job kneading the dough.
Have you checked the flour for lumps before it goes into the mixer? Have you tried sifting the flour?
Are you adding all the liquid and flour at once? If so try adding flour in stages to all the liquid. If you find that this solution helps you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45
the problem is where the pin on the beater shaft locks into the hook may be wearing down or the hook itself.when you put the hook on see if you get alot of play in the hook (wiggle it and if it feels really loose its worn).its still safe to use but eventually (and this may be quite sometime) the pin may break off the beater shaft.you would then have to replace the pin and hook.