Is it worth it to proactively fix our KitchenAid Pro 600 before selling?
Sadly, we purchased a KitchenAid Pro 600 back in 2006, when some models had plastic gear boxes and some had metal. Ours ended up having the plastic box. (Since then, I've learned to do a LOT more research before a major purchase.)
We've never had a breakdown, probably because I learned about the issue before attempting to knead dough, and the mixer is in beautiful condition, very lightly used. I would LOVE to sell it, as we bought a Bosch Universal Plus and it would be nice to recoup some funds. However, I can't in good conscience sell it without a list of caveats (i.e. "Don't ever use this for bread," etc., etc.) I wouldn't even know what to ask for it. (Any suggestions?)
Would it be worth the time, expense and trouble to replace the plastic gear box with the metal one available here: http://www.mendingshed.com/housing.html ?
I guess I could keep it for smaller jobs, but it does take up a lot of space, we already have a vintage Dormeyer and hand mixer, and the Bosch can do pretty much everything, anyway. And, yes, some sale money would come in rather handy.
Any thoughts or insights are welcome and much appreciated!