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To Whom it May Concer: At the school I work we have a Hobart D-300 Mixer. When we mix bread dough it pulls alot of current and trips the breaker. The max current draw on the name plate is 10.1 amps. I have seen the current go over 30 amps during the mixing process. Under no load the mixer pulls 7.8 amps. I dont have any information about this machine on paper and I can only go so far with troubleshooting. My questions to you are: Is it normal for the mixer to draw 7.8 amps under no load? And is their a manual online I can look at so I can check the oil levels and make sure I do not have a low oil/needs greasing condition. Thanks for your help and time, Kenneth Clayton Spartanburg Schools Dist#2

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7.8 sounds a little high. I'd inspect the GREASE in the unit. Just take off the top cover and then remove the dust cap. The grease in a D-300 is a really thin grease. It lays in the gear case. If things look dry, I'd consider tearing it down, cleaning it up, and repacking it. Get the grease from Hobart. The wrong grease will stress the motor futher.

http://www.acerestaurantequipment.com/pdf/mixerscapacity.pdf

http://www.hobartlink.com/extranet/extranetmanualsandcatalogs.nsf/08082CF4BE829A3C852568E1006A9A00/$File/F-19118%20(07-94).pdf

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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    Also, make sure you're not overloading the unit once you solve your problem. (link above)

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