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First and second gears seem stuck

A mixing cup got stuck between the bowl and attachment while it was running. The motor is still working, but the paddle will no longer turn in first or second gear--seems stuck. Any idea what to do? This is an OLD 20 qt, but always runs like a champ.
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You most likely broke a keyway on page 14, item 36.

http://www.hobartlink.com/extranet/extranetmanualsandcatalogs.nsf/57866D624A678E7385256CB0007232DA/$File/F-19357%20(05-95).pdf

The unit is filled with grease, and is not as easy as it may seem. Being that a grease change is likely needed, it's about three hours work for a trained tech.

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