Question about Sunbeam 2485 MixMaster Series Hand Mixer
I have an old portable Mixmaster that used to work like a charm. The only problem is that one of the holders (for lack of a better term) that the beaters go into needs to be replaced (it's worn I think). The mixer has a button called Burst of Power and the color is Harvest Gold. That's how old it is. I believe it is something I can do myself but I don't know the proper name of the part and the information tag has long since been gone. I bought it at a thrift store and I love it. Please help.
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.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
SOURCE: Middle better comes loose
Try placing some "braces" rubber bands around the shafts of the beaters. This should tighten the hold of the shaft with the mixer and keep them more straight.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Testimonial: "I will try the rubber bands the next time I use the mixer - Thank you"
many of the beaters are available online. There are replacements available for the mixmasters.
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Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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