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HELP!! Borrowed my mom's mixer while she is away. Making a bread I had never tried and it was not going well. The machine started to smell hot so I stopped it but too late, now it makes an awful grinding sound! Help, how can I fix this and quickly!? Jennifer jclesnar@hotmail.com

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The instructions advise to not run above speed 2 with the dough hook, making bread. This might be what caused it to be destroyed.

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