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Re: My Hobart grinder is old vintage it has 3 or 4 oil...
Steve I dont know that that is necessary. I have 2 a big heavy monster and a little #12 and I check for full and keep going. I only use mine in winter for sausage and its 50# in 120 sec. not much wear and tear on the lube. I know Hobart has a good web and mobile service here. Mine are Old and I'm guessing yours are too. http://www.hobartcorp.com/
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They do not have oil in them, it will be the grease breaking down. It is food grade grease so not at all harmful. If you want to replace the grease you will need to pull the mixer apart and clean out the old grease and purchase some new grease from Kitchen Aid, a very messy job.
It is just the grease in the gearbox breaking down. It is food grade grease so perfectly harmless. Wipe it away from time to time or pull the mixer apart and change the grease. When the oil stops leaking it will then be necessary to change the grease as it will be getting too thick to do any good in there.
Remove the chrome drip ring that covers the outer planetary, clean it out, wipe as much oil away as possible, put the drip ring back on and carry on using it. Eventually you will need to completely dismantle the gearbox and clean out & change the grease. It's not the sort of job to look forward to. The old grease slowly breaks down over time and the oil is separating out from the grease solids. It is special food grade grease so completely harmless.
It's not oil in the A200, it's #2 weight grease. Although when it gets old enough it can break down far enough to basically become oil (either that or someone put oil in it previously). There are a number of answers written on fixya.com explaining how to disassemble the transmission and change the grease. Fill with 36 ounces #2 grease. FYI : disassembling the transmission and changing the grease is a very messy task and one can VERY easily reassemble the transmission incorrectly, so consider bringing the mixer to Hobart to have the job done.
My aunt has one of these but rarely uses it and was storing it off its base and the grease started breaking down and leaking out. if your moms is not leaking and it is used frequently it may be o.k. but you can download a parts breakdown from appliance parts online, this will show how the case comes apart so you can add or change grease.
I understand you are wanting to give you Hobart D300 an Oil change.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
1. Locate the oil plug on the buttom of the head next to the plantary and the bowl slides. It will be a bolt just like on you car.
2. Run you machine for a short time in order to get the oil warm so that it will flow out of the gear box.
3. Remove the bolt so that the oil will come out into a container.
4. Once drained you reinstall the bolt
5. Remove the top of the Head (2 screws)
6. You will locate a plate that has a few bolts holding it on. On that plate there is a little tin cap you can remove it with a little flat screwdriver. Becarfule not to damage it you will have to put it back in the hole after you fill the unit.
7. Install 70oz of 140 weight gear oil. It is also thick you may have to push it in to the unit then run the unit and check the oil sight. Add slowly as you do not want to over fill the unit.
8. Replace the cap. (if damaged you will need to order a 00-064871 from the Hobart Corp. at 1-800-446-2278 or another part company)
9. Replace the top of the Head and you are done.
Turn on the unit and us it as you have before.
If you have any other questions please post to this thread.
There is no drain cause it's grease that is used. It needs to be removed manually and the 3 shafts need to be pulled to get all the grease out. If you are not mechaniclly minded best taking to a professional.
there are two oils to change. one for the trans. and one for the planetary.the drain plug for the trans. oil should be in back of the planetary take out plug let oil drain ,remove top cover take outstand off where front screw to top cover threads into put new oil in there till you hit line in sight glass on right side of mixer.
on a a200 there is no oil. this mixer requiers grease. if mixer is leaking oil it is because the grease is broken down .you have to pull tpo cover off mixer remove trans. parts clean out old grease clean all trans. parts reassemble put top cover back on .then make sure mixer runs in all 3-speeds before putting 1.5 cans of -47grease back in grease can be bought @any hobart office
Hi. The oil you see used to be mixed into the grease base. It's time to change the grease in your mixer. Remove the silver band, Remove the top cover. Remove the transmission cover. Clean out the transmission, remove all grease and oil. Replace with Chevron FM ALC EP-2 grease. This grease is an edible food grade..
Remove the planetary gear, clean and re-grease. If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. ricardok45