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The main drive plastic drive gear group has cracked and will not drive the betters. Do you have a replace for this gear?

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Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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  • georgerobi Jun 01, 2010

    Thanks for your help.I do have a dough hook attachment for this mixer which operates OK so I will continue to use this attachment and forget about repairing the mixer portion.I have already purchased another mixer so don't really need this one.

    Many Thanks Geo. R.

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    Ranglo Jun 01, 2010

    Rating the solution is highly appreciated.

  • georgerobi Jun 01, 2010

    Thanks for your help.I do have a dough hook attachment wkich works OK so will continue to use that.I have decided to abandon the mixer part asI have already purshased another mixer.

    Thanks Geo. R.

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