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Re: Need new kettle for a Galaxy G14 popcorn machine?
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If it just needs cleaning, there are a few products that will dissolve the build up, remember, don't submerge the kettle in liquids. It will have to be done slowly, and take a little time, oh yeah, and effort :) If you contact the manufacture, they can recommend a cleaner to use. Hope that helps, and thank you.
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The motor output shaft bushing might have came loose I have seen where it falls out of the motor and the shaft becomes real wobbly and it will cause excessive wear in the kettle cross bar bushing too. also make sure the cross bar and lid assy. is not come loose from the kettle.
There are many possible problems that will cause your agitator to not spin, But you said the gear in the cabinet comes off easily, it should not.
There is a flat part of the motor shaft that extends thru the top of the cabinet that the gear should be tightened onto with an allen wrench via a set screw. This is the first place to check. When the motor is on, you should not be able to stop that cabinet gear from turning. (not easily anyway).
Older Kettles that are rusty, will always be rusty. Use the carbon cleaner, and steel wool to remove the rust. But you must season the steel immediately after to stop new rust from forming.
To season the kettle, heat it up to operating temp, with a light coating of oil on it. You want to burn the oil, (creating Carbon) to stop new rust from happening. That is the only way to avoid new rust.
Generally, you want 3 oz. of corn to one 1oz of oil. The amount of corn you can put in the kettle depends on the size of the kettle. So take the kettle size, (I think that machine is an 8 oz popper) and divide 8 by three to get 2.66 oz. (about a third of a cup) of oil needed. So you would use 1 cup of corn, and a third cup of oil.
When Popper Has Popped Corn Just Before. 1. Pour the properly measure amount of Oil into the kettle. 2. Wait about 45 seconds - or until the Oil in the kettle starts to smoke slightly. 3. Pour the contents of the properly measured corn cup (kernels plus popcorn salt or Flavacol) into the kettle. 4. Wait about 2 1/2 minutes. If you are using a pan on the stove without an agitator, you must constantly shake gently. When the crackling noise of the popping corn is no longer heard, dump the kettle and empty it completely. 5. Repeat if needed for more popcorn. 6. When you are finished popping, turn off the kettle agitator switch (if you have one) and turn off the Pilot light/ heat switch. 7. After the machine has cooled enough so as not to be dangerously hot, wipe the outside of the kettle with a soft damp cloth. This helps prevent a heavy build-up of the Oil.
TIPS - Bagged floss keeps a day or two, depending on the humidity - Use bags to make and display cotton candy in advance - use cones for immediate sales - Unless you're experienced, it's best to turn off the motor to refill the spinner head - If machine will be used more than 20ft. from power source, be sure to have an adequate extension cord