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If you are referring to the transmission, I believe it's a sealed unit.

  • 3-Speed gear box
  • Transmission: Wide-faced, hardened alloy steel, helical gears fully sealed in transmission lubricant with heavy-duty ball bearings and clutch combine for highly dependable, quiet operation.
  • Thunderbird... | Answered on Jun 13, 2014

    Videos and spares from Amazon. They tend to be mounted in a unit.


    Food Mixers | Answered on Feb 15, 2021

    I am not familiar with an Andrew James kitchen mixer. Maybe you could supply more information like country of origin and model number

    Food Mixers | Answered on Feb 07, 2021

    I am unfamiliar with the model. Many older models of various appliances and tools had two exposed brush caps making brush replacement simple and straightforward as long as the brushes were replaced sometime before the old ones wore out.

    In these safety-conscious times the practice of providing exposed brush caps has all but disappeared and the design of many appliances have buried the motor in layers of streamlined casing, sometimes making motor access difficult and time consuming. Manufacturers these days don't want people to make their purchases last a long time.
    If you don't see brush caps you will need to start removing screws...

    If you have mistimed it and one of both of the brushes has completely worn out, there will be some damage to the commutator and while it might be negligible and cause little or no problem it should at least be looked at in order to make the decision whether it would benefit from being cleaned up or even having the wear ridges removed.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Jan 05, 2021

    Contact Proctor Silex and/or an appliance parts supplier to inquire.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Dec 15, 2020

    A lot would depend on whether this was a hand mixer or a stand mixer, but I guess most likely to be a hand mixer.

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    make model (what it is)

    In a hand mixer, you have strained the mechanism and slipped a few teeth on the gears inside. You need to split the case and re-time them.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Dec 04, 2020

    Not all oils mix well so completely draining the old oil before refilling is important except where you know what oil is already inside, which I note you don't.

    You might find an application for your mixer in one of the online application catalogues - just choose your favourite brand. Most oil brands also have a technical department designed to make such recommendations.

    If you can't find a recommendation then what you fill it with is very much your choice - many of the traditional oils for slow rotating gears and bearings have disappeared from the marketplace; the very sticky heavy oils and semi-greases have all but disappeared, some of which were blended with bitumen and some of which had to be warmed in order to make them flow enough to pour.

    You could equally choose an SAE 90 or 140 EP (extreme pressure) or even one of the modern semi-synthetic multigrade gear oils such as the SX 75-90 or you could go to the extreme and just use one of the many automatic transmission/power steering fluids that have superior lubrication and cooling properties.
    It would be sensible to use an oil that is readily available and there is no reason why you shouldn't use a reasonable quality engine oil as most give a good performance in a gearbox and many vehicle gearboxes have specified engine oil...

    Food Mixers | Answered on Nov 29, 2020

    Turn it upside down and flood it with penetrating oil. Cover it with clingfilm and leave it for 24 hours. Then the screw will budge.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Nov 24, 2020

    I’m no expert but mine did that and it turned out to be a bearing issue

    Food Mixers | Answered on Nov 20, 2020

    There are no specific instructions for disassembly or this little known make and model, but there are generic stand mixer videos. Screw are often hidden under removable caps which have to be prised out.


    There is a claim of a service manual here



    Food Mixers | Answered on Nov 06, 2020

    More than likely the gears inside are nylon and have been cross threaded. They need to be replaced. You did not post the make and model number though.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Nov 04, 2020

    The companies official website could have one and google then.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Aug 18, 2020

    Hi guys,

    The only available Kitchen Aid stand mixers on the European markets are the Kitchen Aid Classic and the Kitchen Aid Artisan.

    The best way is to contact a Kitchen Aid service center / repair facility in your area.
    Here is the European website of Kitchen Aid: http://www.kitchenaid.eu/eu_EU/ka/ka_europe.htm

    If you bought a different Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (like the Professional series) you probably won't find the required parts to convert it to a European model. The only way would be to use a voltage converter.

    I hope this helps.

    Food Mixers | Answered on Jun 30, 2020

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