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Hi, your mixer was manufactured in 1947. Hobart does not make public their service manuals. It sounds like the diving key is not engaging first gear with the spinning shaft. This is the ticking sound you hear/feel. This could be because of a broken spring in the mechanism that moves this key in and out, or the key itself has become so worn that it will no longer engage the first gear. The unit needs to be opened up to remove all old grease and oil, including the planetary. The condition of the grease in your description of the planetary, is a good indicator of the condition of the grease in the trans. Your unit probably needs an overhaul due to it's advanced age and grease state. Unplug the unit. You can gently remove the two circular metal dust covers underneath the top cover. With a good flashlight you can view the overall quality of the grease and the level of it. In an ideal world the grease should fill the entire cavity and no oil should be visible. Replacement grease should be Shell Darina EP-2 or Chevron ALC EP-2. You'll need 4-14 OZ. tubes of either type to do the job. The Spec. # for your unit is 3943 Look for drawing # PL-985 Once the cover is off the trans., it's relatively easy to get to the diving key once you remove first gear (the large round gear on top). Remove what you need in sequence, and replace in sequence. If you have a digital camera, take lots of dissasembly pics. When you are done, test in all gears by turning the motor cooling fins with your fingers in the normal direction of the motor rotation. Do not plug the unit back in until you've tested all speeds manually. Good luck! ricardok45

Hobart A200... | Answered on Jul 08, 2020


On the 4346 mixer/grinder the clutch can't be adjusted. It is a Moorse clutch and will need to be replaced. If you ate handy buy the rebuild kit for the bottom end from Hobart. It's not cheap but once it's done it will last for years. Hope this helps, Food luck

Hobart 4346 Meat... | Answered on Jan 16, 2020


https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1026745/Hobart-Hl200.html

Looks to be a drift pin missing. See parts diagrams in above manual.

Hobart Food... | Answered on Jan 10, 2020


Contact Hobart directly to inquire.

Hobart Food... | Answered on Oct 31, 2019


Try this.

Take two flat blade screwdrivers and slip the blades between the planetary and the mixer body (on opposite sides) pry it off.

This has worked for me.

Hobart Food... | Answered on Oct 26, 2019


Because of the very high voltage on the output of the Inverter drive, I do not want to be responsible for your injury or death from you servicing this machine without proper training.

Hobart HL600... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019


Sorry so late but the reason you need the kit is because the potentiometer (the knob that selects the time) is no longer part of the timer board.You need the pot,and board.I'm a hobart tech,if any other questions let me know.

Hobart A200... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019


If you have 24 VAC to the timer board and still have no display, then you need a new timer board.

Hobart H600... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019


Did you solve your problem?I'm a hobart tech but havent been on this site lately.

Hobart H600... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019


that fault is a b_gd.there are 10 things that can cause this.1.start sw.momentary contacts not closing. 2.stop sw. contacts open. 3.bowl guard sw. open or malfunction(b_gd)displayed on timer.4.contactor 1con malfunction.5.timerboard malfunction.6.wiring incorrect from sr drive to motor or 1con.7.sr drive malfunction 8.1 con monitor from control drive disconnected from contactor coil9.encoder malfunction 10.motor malfunction. hopefully just your bowl guard switch is no good. hope this helps, dont forget to vote, monomoy

Hobart HL600... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019


this mixer came out of a pizza hut in illnois, looks like the manufacture date is june 1994, dont forget to vote, hope this helps, monomoy

Hobart H600... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019

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