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Motor replacement for A200

Hello. I bought an old A200 at a garage sale and it ran OK but I never put in under a load. I sold it to a guy and he said it stopped under a load. Hobart said it needed a motor. This does not have a capacitor. Can I have this motor rebuilt if I can get it out?? The motor does runs. Thanks a lot. Reg.

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  • schrizo Mar 23, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. Hobart says it is the motor and they broke it down so I am relying on them for being honest. I could not affort to have them rebuild it for over a 1000 dollars. So I am not sure what to do. The tranny is apart so I can only run the motor without a load. It turns on fine then. Like I said I never saw this run under a load. Is there a way to test this motor by removing it and having a electric motor shop check it out?? If so maybe you can guide me to removing it from the casing. Thanks again.

  • schrizo Mar 25, 2008

    Thank you again. I will look for the key problem first. My problem is that I never experienced this mixer and what it did. I was only told it stopped. I appreciate your input and I hope I can piece this together without getting it wrong. I do have a diagram of the tranny so will attempt it. Reg.

  • schrizo Mar 25, 2008

    One other thing. I am going on the Hobart shop in Omaha telling him the motor needs replacing.

  • schrizo Mar 25, 2008

    Great advice. I have replaced caps in other A200's and I am sure this does not have one. I did not take the tranny case apart. The Hobartshop here in town did that and I told them I would take it back as it was to save them any more trouble. I am thinking I should remove all the grease to help me navigate in there. Perhaps this would be a good time to do a resistance test to rule out the motor. I sure appreciate your help. Reg.

  • schrizo Mar 31, 2008

    Thanks again. I do have a simple meter so with a few words of direction I should be able to get a reading.

  • ideadoc Apr 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with an A200. How do I check the key or transmission?

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Hi
i have a a200 also running weak i wondering what are the problem?
it run pretty good with nothing in it ...as soon i fill it up a 1/2 bowl it getting slower and slower.....can anyone help please

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If the motor runs and when under a load the planetary stops its not the motor.You either have a sheared key or broken gear in the transmission.

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    anthony james Mar 24, 2008

    schrizo,i work for hobart,im a hobart service tech and have worked on these units for years.If the transmissions apart did you check every key on every shaft?It really sounds to me like a broken key.If you want i'll step you thru how to take the motor out but i think your wasting your time.You could also have a worn gear.

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    anthony james Mar 25, 2008

    If you definitly rule out the motor i tell you what wires to connect to a multimeter to take a resistance reading.If you take these readings it will tell you right off the bat if the motors bad.If you see the stator and it looks black then its most likley bad.Also you said it didnt have a capacitor,If you take the back casing off the cap should be to the right unless you see a square metal component which is the electronic start switch which doesnt need one.When this part goes bad the motor will hum.If you want the resistance readings let me know.If you took the transmission apart you can troubleshoot this mixer.

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    anthony james Mar 30, 2008

    I didnt forget you,tommorow i will give you the info to check the motor.

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    anthony james Apr 01, 2008

    I apologize but im unable to answer yours or any others at this time.Ive been hijacked by another user on this site that is dropping my rating.I contacted alex@fixya.com (manager) of this site about restoring my account but has yet to do so.If my request fall on deaf ears maybe if you can email him and explain that its hard to get info on any hobart products and im the only one that is a hobart tech answering questions for FREE!!As soon as this matters resolved i will continue to help people as ive been doing for a year on this site.

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It's not oil in the A200, it's #2 weight grease. Although when it gets old enough it can break down far enough to basically become oil (either that or someone put oil in it previously). There are a number of answers written on fixya.com explaining how to disassemble the transmission and change the grease. Fill with 36 ounces #2 grease. FYI : disassembling the transmission and changing the grease is a very messy task and one can VERY easily reassemble the transmission incorrectly, so consider bringing the mixer to Hobart to have the job done.

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OK guys, let's try to solve your common problems first then the rest will become clearer.

The Hobart A200,,,,,,,, does not use oil! It uses grease! If you see oil, it's because the grease is separating the oil in the grease. Both machines have not been serviced for at least 5 years. That's about the lenghth of the lifetime of most greases. I recommend that you call Hobart and ask about their tech. rates. All bearings should be checked carefully for wear, as should the worm gear, seal, and the Bronze gear that it turns. The Planetary (mixing part), should be removed as well, cleaned. and inspected. Replace the seal on the planetary and on the mainshaft. Removal of all old grease is required, as it's no longer doing the job it was designed to do, will result in advanced wear, and is the actual source of your problems. The seals were designed to seal grease, not oil.

If Hobart is too pricey for you, and they are for many, try to find someone from a wholesale restaurant equip. place who has rebuilt these machines, or find a repair shop who have experience with this Hobart model. If you'd like to tackle the job yourselves, go to www.hobartservice.com. Register for free, then find the files that match your mixer model and ML # and download the parts files for it. These exploded drawings will be very helpful with your task.

Either way, these mixers need to be opened up to remove existing oil and hardened grease, especially the oil! The planetary must be removed to drain any oil out of it and to regrease it. If you can get the oil out of the mixer, a short fix would then be to simply regrease the the mixer and put it back into service, leaving the existing seals in place. Don't forget to wipe out the shiny ring on the planetary, if it too has oil in it.

There is no seal at the hub. No seals can be tightened. The oil leak underneath the mixer comes from the motor shaft seal at the transmission case where the pinion gear enters the trans., it flows down into the mixer support column and drips onto the floor or counter, again, because of the breakdown of the grease.

If you tackle the job yourself, find your local Chevron Distributor and get several tubes of the approved grease, namely, Chevron FM ALC EP NNGI 2. Chevron p/n 230204-000. If you've found this solution helpful, please rate it as fixya!

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