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Regarding the Sunbeam Mixmaster (model 2346): How do I remove the front cover of the mixer so that I may reallign or replace the beater gears?

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    My beaters crash into each other

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    sunbeam mixmaster mm 300-N front circular panel where the sunbeam logo is popped out and I cannot push it back in. Not sure if it is broken.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    My wife has a 2346 model where one of the beaters is stuck. We are willing to sell it for parts. What is is worth ?
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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    beaters no longer turn it is 2 years old



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Pry the beater release button out with a screwdriver. There are two screws underneath it and one under the motor housing between the the beater holes. This will allow you to remove the chrome front cover, but not the motor and drive assembly. Getting to the part that contains the gears requires complete disassembly of the mixer. It is not designed for service, and requires patience and a variety of tools to disassemble.

It has a metal worm gear and plastic drive gears. If the beaters are out of alignment, then one or both of the plastic gears are stripped and the mixer is junk. Repair plus shipping costs equals the price of a new mixer. This is the weak point of these mixers and a fundamental flaw in an otherwise robust and sturdy design. It is definitly not the same mixer *********** bought 30 years ago.

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Worn out beater gears

Soft plastic gears inside the machine from what I've read around the web, sorry but you'll need a complete new mixer.

I've had one apart to see just how fixable it might be, and it took me about 30 minutes to get the motor and gearbox into a position where they could be looked at. The gearbox had 2 stainless steel clips holding the top cover on and I didn't want to pry at those in case the cover snapped.

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The gears are readily available. Just open the micer and replace them. You will have to pop the buttons out of the front and rear to get to some of the screws. Once you remove the gears, also remove ALL the grease. It has broken pieces in it. Use light lithium grease to refill the gear area HALF FULL. Make sure when you put the gears in, they you line up the marks on them with the motor shaft. One will be straight in line and one will be at a 45 degree angle. This is so the beaters don't hit.

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Hello. Thanks for choosing Fixya! Actually, Sunbeam hasn't changed their beaters since 1936 for most models. I believe your best bet is to order from a Sunbeam Factory Service Center. Here is the link that will get you there.
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Have one that does not work and want to know how to open it- can see no clear idea how to and want to avoid damage. regards, Peter

The mixer is not designed to be disassembled or serviced. When it breaks (and it will) Sunbeam will replace it under warranty if you are lucky or you toss it in the trash.

That said, start by prying out the beater release button. There are two small screws under it and one between the beater inserts to remove the chrome front cover. The large black dial at the rear can be pulled straight off, revealing more screws. The motor and drive assembly in the top cannot be removed without disconnecting wiring from the circuit board in the base.

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