Food Mixers - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
What lubricant is in the gears of hand mixers
Hand blenders have nylon gears in them so it will require a light grease. Use white lithium grease. Any petroleum based grease with degrade the composition of the gears, causing them to soften and the teeth to wear out or even strip.
on Sep 16, 2018
Kitchen aid stand mixer has sparks inside when on
Where do you see the visible sparking?? There are two places in the mixer where this could / should happen. One is at the brushes where they meet the commutator on the armature of the motor. I don't think you can see that place during operation unless you have the rear cover off and know just how and where to look down the tube of the motor head. The second place is at the rear of the machine at the copper contacts on the speed control switch. You can see in the machine during operation at this location. You should not be overly concerned about this...unless...you are seeing constant arcing, then you need a new speed control switch as the resistance (amount of metal to conduct the electric current) between the contacts is worn down. This will cause a constant arc and will eventually wear down and then freeze closed and ...Walla! the mixer will not work any more and it can short out the rest of the electrical in the mixer. So; if you are seeing short intermittent sparks at the rear of the machine , well no worries, if it is constant then replace the speed control switch if it is anywhere else it is an electrical short and that can be very dangerous indeed. Tell us where you are seeing the sparks...and we can FixYa.
on Sep 15, 2018
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