Seems the wife dropped a spoon in while it was running, and now the gear for the right beater is stripped. Took a while to figure out how to take it apart. Anybody know where I can get the replacement gear? I looked all over the web, not many internal parts listed anywhere. Just need the gear, or gear box. thanks for any advice you can give.
I also have a 450 Watt Sunbeam stand mixer and absent-mindedly left the wooden mixing spoon on the edge of the bowl and walked away. The spoon fell in and now the beater gear on the right is stripped. If you know where I can get the replacement gear and how to install it, please let me know. I've promised cookies for two graduation parties and now this -- AARGH!
It is terminal. This is the fatal design flaw of these mixers. The gears are made of soft plastic and strip easily. Even the gear housing is plastic that is either glued or melted together to make it unserviceable. I have never suceeded in finding the part from either Sunbeam or one of the many appliance repair places on the web (who charge the cost of a new mixer for repair). Sunbeam does not repair them; if it is determined to have malfunctioned due to quality or design while under warranty, it is simply replaced with a new one. I had mine replaced under warranty twice, each time they sent me a new one complete with extra bowls and beaters. Now I have three sets of bowls and beaters and no functioning mixer.
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One of the beaters had jumped a gear. I understand they are nylon gears. My wife's had the same trouble. I unplugged the mixer, removed the bowl and install the beaters if you can to see where they are touching. They were two cogs off. I grapped the left (red) beater firmly and twisted it to the left. It took a couple tries and turning on the motor (with out beaters) to find the spot where they had skipped. In the end the left beater jumped back one then two teeth and now the beaters aline properly. This will happen again with heavy dough, etc. now that the teeth are worn in that spot. Use a bread machine for the heaver dough. IMHO
They seem to have a plastic gear built in as protection for overloading (prob). When the machine counters to much resistance that gear will strip its teeth causing the machine to not be able to turn, that it what seems to be the grinding problem. If it is not the plastic gear then it another gear that is "stripped(of its "teeth") I hope your problem is not a severe, but if your mixer is "locked up" then at least you found the problem...
Hope this helped, if it did (or not) please rate, thank you!
You are correct, in the mixer head above the attachment hub is a gearbox, and there is a fiber gear meant to do just that should something similar happen, it can be replaced, I don't know price, but if you are careful, and fair mechanically, it is a straight forward replacement.
You are going to DESTROY YOUR MIXER by kneading dough with the flat beater. Read the directions. They spell it out in big letters. Only use the dough hook for dough; only use speed 2.
If the mixer generated enough torque to knead dough with the flat beater (it doesn't), it would tear up and overwork the dough. As it is, you're lucky you didn't strip a gear.
you most likely stripped the plastic gear (Worm gear???). This gear is designed to fail to prevent the motor from burning out under EXTREME loads (i.e. when a metal piece falls into the bowl). The plastic gear is much cheaper than a new motor. Look around on this site to see how to get at/repair the gear. I've found many parts on eBay.com and also PartSelect.com.
It sounds like the nylon gear is stripped out. It is a rather easy to replace and also inexpensive. A gentlemen posted a step by step site to replace the gear. The link is http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm Good Luck