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Help with removal of Dough Hook on A200.

I bought an old Hobart commercial mixer. Its in great condition. The only problem is there was no instruction book nor parts book with it. The p
roblem is the dough hook Is in the machine & I can"t figure out to Remove
it. HP 1/3, RPM 1725.Could you please give me some insight as to hoe to remove it
Thanks
Sandra

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  • scld67 Jun 27, 2008

    Help me figure out how to remove a stuck dough hook. Older model Hobart commercial Mixer.

  • subepsilon Apr 12, 2009

    Is there any way to do this without a torch? I was thinking about using a pipe wrench as counterforce.

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Force and a torch is your path.

First cut a block of wood that is of a length that is long enough to go from the column to the attachment portion of the planetary. (The block protects the gears from the force.)

Look at the rotation of the hook, you're going to twist it the opposite direction. Above the hook, loop a strand of a wet towel. While keeping the towel damp, not wet, torch the **** out of the hook. I recommend "mapp" gas. Heat it for about 90 seconds to to 2 minutes. The old dough stuck inside will burn off. You should get some black smoke. Use the block of wood, between the attachment portion of the planetary and the column, to resist the twist of the hook. If the wood is properly placed to absorb the load --- dampen towel, torch, block, TWIST. If you use a wrench -- be cautious. Good luck -- Mike

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