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Grease Hobart A200 ?

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chris333242

Grease Hobart A200 ?

Hello to all,

First post-been lurking here on this great site for a long while :-((

Can anyone tell me how to remove the cover to expose the gears on a A200 Hobart mixer ?

 

See next post for drawing

 

 

I have removed all the screws holding part 57 and part 9-10 but can't get it to come up.

I have tried to prise it up from the body/frame by using a sharpened screwdriver and a hammer

but not getting even a crack.  I suspect its the shaft bearing under 9-10 that is holding it.

Appreciate any ideas.

 

Chris

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Thanks

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Doc.Dough

If #9-10 is just a cover for a shaft end, and the bearing was pressed onto the shaft and then the housing was pressed on to the bearing, you may need to use a wheel puller to get #57 off.  Are there extra (deep, threaded) holes (other than for the screws that hold 9-10 in place) that might be intended to anchor such a tool?  That doesn't sound like a maintainable design, and Hobarts are generally quite well designed, so I suspect that originally the cover was no tighter than an interference fit and that you just need some WD-40 to help free it up (though you may still need a wheel puller to persuade it to come off).

 

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idiotbaker

Chris ,

I just finished doing a complete disassemble/reassemble of the a200.  I can tell you all about it. Let me know if you want to chat.  By the way , there is more to unscrew than you mentioned to get 57 off.  I could get in mine with just a few wrenches, allen key, putty knife (for the edge).  The fun part is taking all those gears apart.  having a specific problem? My first gear would not work under load but it's all good now. 

Sam

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Thanks - I just bought this A200 - big disapointment as it is 1/3 HP not 1/2 HP

like I thought all A200's were. Must be a very early model.

I have not run it under load ( keeping my fingers crossed) and wanted to clean

out the old grease and look at the gears before. I will look again and see if I have missed

anything that's holding the cover plate down. It has two dowels/pins that stop

side movement but not upward movement. Dont have a wheel puller so I'd have to rig up something .

Its cast iron so I can't get too rough with the hammer.

Hobarts service manual probably says "  use Special Tool HB23rs76 to remove cover"

If I cant get it off I'll just bung some grease down the two holes in the cover plate.

Thanks lots!

 

 

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idiotbaker

How did it go?  Been away for a while.  

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chris333242

Me too , been away for 6 weeks.  I found out that the mixer was rotating in the

wrong direction and I posted separately on that, but have not solved the problem.

I will have to wait till I get it down to a Hobart technician in Jamaica as they will

not service any machine in the USA unless it is in a restaurant. You cant take it in to them.

Two electic motor technicians have tried and failed.

Thanks

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jhandy

Once all screws on top are removed, you need to remove the stem that holds the agitators. To get the metal top off take one of the long screws used to take the top lid off and put it in one of the central screw holes surrounding the central grease cap - the hole where there was no screw initially. As you tighten the screw the lid will pop up.