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jhandy

Hobart mixer repairs


I'm a college student who helped a friend clean out an old trailer. In it I found a (what i now know as) a Hobart a200 1/3 hp bread mixer from 1949. It probably needs to be serviced and have some light repair work, mostly the grease needs changed and the oil seems to be leaking a bit. Can an individual consumer have these sorts of repairs done? Can i do them myself? Any idea how much it is realistically worth?

I thoroughly enjoy cooking and can't wait to use it!

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richkaimd

Have you looked on Youtube for videos of these repairs?  I think you'll find some help there.

Have you called your local small appliance repair shops?  Even if they don't do it themselves, they might know someone who does.

Try calling the phone number on the onesharpcompany website.  They've been quite helpful to me.

 

 

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jhandy

I found a couple videos on youtube - one is exactly step by step what I need! Thanks, Repairs at the local hobart store were 92$ an hour plus 50$ shop fee. I think I'll try fixing it myself first - I suppose if I can fix my car I can fix a bread mixer. Have you done repiars on one of these before?

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golgi70

I googled the model and a much newer looking machine of the same model number is selling on ebay for 2000.  You should google hobart repair in your area and they could service it for you.  I'm pretty sure Hobart doesn't put out specs on their machines so you either need to know mechanics very well or you need them to fix their machines.  I'm sure they could give you an estimate to fix and it's value as is and its value after being fixed. 

Any way that is a score

Josh

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golgi70

If you are mechanically savvy my understanding is these mixers are very easy to work on.  Especially the older models that are very simplistic.  Yes Hobart is expensive.  Just like cars if you can fix it yourself it takes time but costs much less money.  

Good luck, 

Josh

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MontBaybaker

I just broke the worm gear (sounded like teeth stripped in the motor) on my 12-year-old Kitchen Aid 7 Professional.  The local Hobart shop is no longer contracted to repair Kitchen Aid.  I was unwilling to drive 90 minutes each way to the closest authorized repair shop.  After much time on the phone and no local appliance shops able to help, somebody recommended a local vacuum cleaner service/repair place.  He knew on the phone immediately what I'd broken and quickly repaired it.  It didn't cost much, so you might try somebody in the vacuum business - my husband says the mechanical aspects are comparable.  Good luck!