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N 50 here also

I just picked up an n 50 from ebay. I was hoping you have the manual so i can do the rebuild on mine.

how did yours turn out.

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Kitchen aid growls at slow speed


Hello again, BCPSBT. I’m sorry, but I’m just a little confused because neither the Part List nor the Owner’s Manuals go into any detail about changing/replacing the lubrication grease in your mixer, so I’m not sure what you are referring to when you say your system ‘times out’ when you get to page 10 when you attempt to download it?
The Parts List manual is only 8 pages. Are you perhaps attempting to download the Owner Instruction and Recipe manual instead, which is much longer?
The reason you need the Parts List Manual K45SSWH-0.pdf (2730.37 KB) is to see the ‘exploded views’ which will aid you in the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer. The best instructions for regreasing you mixer are from these two websites:

I’m sorry I don’t have more specific step by step instructions to offer you. Sometimes you have to step out in faith and trust that you can actually accomplish the work yourself.
I wish you good luck in completing your ‘oil’ change.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this provides a little more clarification. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution was helpful, please rate it, thanks! – hslincoln

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10 year old stand mixer Model 4KSM900B. Sounds like it is turning - but beater does not move. It just quit. Help! I hate the throw it out which is what the dealer repair told me to do. Holly


You can find and purchase repair transmission parts from a number of resources on the Internet.

The tech gave you good advice because by the time you pay him to make the repairs, you could have bought a new mixer.

If your mechanically handy, then you can disassemble the mixer and find the failed parts in the transmission. Pay particular attention to the casing to make sure nothing is broken there.
Clean everything up real good to make certain there are no metal fragments that can work their way back into the newly rebuilt transmission. Be sure and order some grease with the new parts as you do not want to reuse the old grease (could be full of metal fragments.).

I've had to rebuild mine a couple of times. It fairly easy if you are mechanically inclined.

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Need to know what type motor is in a hobart D 300 mixer


Look on the I.D. plate. Voltage should be listed. "PH" is for phase. It will either be single (1), or three (3) phase. "AMP" is for ampacity or the amount of power it consumes. Hobart's manual does not list the motor as an entire replacement unit. It only lists parts as if you were to rebuild the motor. Sorry.

Hope this helps some.

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More info re: n50 hobart mixer


Judy. Hobart was sold to Illinois Tool Works (ITW) several years ago. The Kitchenaid product line was sold to Whirlpool Corp. several years ago too.

The new N-50 mixers have a motor that is designed by Hobart, but no longer built by Hobart. Last year Hobart began out-sourcing approx. 12-15% of their componnents to Asia. Their parts catalog does not show anything but metal gears. I suspect the new motors have been built in Asia. Wattage is not the output of the motor, but how much power it takes to run the motor and is no indication of how much power goes into your mixing bowl. The true measure of mixing power is horsepower. The N-50 motors are rated at 1/6 HP. Wattage claims by mixer manufacturers is a complete snowjob, and they all do it. Consumers have no protection as a result of this policy. It is a marketing ploy to make you believe that this indicates output power. Shame on all of them! Most componnents of the new N-50's are still manufactured in the USA.

I see that you've done some homework on Kitchenaid Mixers. I wish I had before I bought mine. Yes, they have a plastic transmission housing, and yes, they fail under strong loads demanded by bread dough and stiff cookie dough mixtures (my HD Professional 450 watts failed 5 months out of warranty, after only 30 uses making bread). Go to the www.consumeraffairs.com website and search for Kitchenaid mixer problems and reviews and brace yourself for a shock.

My mixer failed on Oct. 28th. and I had to fight tooth and nail with Kitchenaid to get them to re-imburse me for the cost of the parts that were destroyed by the housing failure. Here we are in 2009 and I'm still waiting for one more part. Kitchenaid parts take at least a month to arrive (in my experience).

I didn't do the research on mixers until mine failed. Since then I've purchased an older Hobart N-50 (with a motor BUILT by Hobart), and this is what I recommend you do, as it will save you much grief down the road. Mine was manufactured in 1990 and only needed. re-greasing to make it like new.

You can find them often on eBay but will have to buy without trying them. Try to find one that is newer rather than older, as a rebuild will get very expensive. I got mine from a Rest. Equip. Wholesaler and was able to try it out in all gears. The previous post (solution) was correct in saying that you should look for one that has a black knob on the shifter handle, this will be a newer one as opposed to an ancient one with an all metal shift lever and potentially worn out innards. If you find one, take it to Hobart, or a Hobart tech can come to you (check service rate) have the unit cleaned, inspected and re-greased. Sit back and take comfort in the fact that these mixers were built like a tank, and will probably outlast you.

Most of all. Good luck, and happy hunting. ricardok45

Dec 28, 2008 | Hobart N50 Stand Mixer

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N-50 service manual


Hobart keeps there service manuals for their techs only and do not provide them to the general public,Give me a little time and a fax number and ill see what i can do.

Dec 14, 2008 | Hobart N50 Stand Mixer

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Beaters don't reach the bottom of the bowl


There is an adjuster on the model I own - the KSM50... It is a tiny little silver screw at the base of the motor between the screws that mount the bowl mover to the stand. Screwing to the left makes the bowl lower and turning to the right makes the bowl higher. I just adjusted mine. Note - just a slight turn can make a difference, but my screw was SO TIGHT- I had to ask my husband to do it. Plus, it is located in a difficult area for some screwdrivers to fit into. He got mine to budge and now my clearance of beater to bowl ratio is perfect.

:) Hope it works for ya,

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Hobart N50 repair books


parts books are available at hobartservice.com for free and you might be able to find service manuals on ebay

Oct 22, 2008 | Hobart N50 Stand Mixer

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Hobart N50 Tripped


The reset button is to protect over amping the motor. The N-50 is not a very strong unit, (commercially), but you won't break a gear. If you overload the unit, you'll either trip the overload (reset button), or you will break the taper pin that attaches the planetary to the center shaft.

If you're looking for a small commercial unit, and you're in the US, look into the 10 qt Precision Mixer.

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Hobart n50


I need the serial #,ml or spec # and the exact model #.Ill help you out.I can tell you right now from your description is the tumbler assembly is worn.

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Disassembling the mixer


does the plug run through the base or the back of the unit?

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