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Hobart N50 Restoration Project

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cholme

Hobart N50 Restoration Project

Hello,

I just purchased a used Hobart N50.  It is in pretty good condition, but it need a few little parts.  I have refurbished a KitchenAid Mixer before and the parts were very easy to find online, not so much with the Hobart it seems.  I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for replacement parts for these mixers?  


Thanks,

Chris 

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breadman_nz

Congrats on your purchase! I fully tore down and restored an N50 last year, and it's running great guns: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/24332/hobart-n50-restoration-experience

Parts for this mixer are pretty hard to come by outside of official Hobart dealers. You can get replacement bowls and attachments from places such as Globe Equipment (http://www.globeequipment.com/). The 5-quart (4.8L) bowl can be readily substituted with the generic KA bowls (brushed or polished: http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-K5ASBP-5-Quart-Professional-Stand/dp/B00004SGFU/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1338084356&sr=1-1). The bowl spring latch I THINK can is the same as the KA professional models, and be bought MUCH more cheaply than OEM Hobart (http://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Mixer-Parts-REPLACEMENT-BOWL-SPRING-3182857-/110885099851?pt=Small_Kitchen_Appliances_US&hash=item19d144594b#ht_1704wt_1141) - I bought my OEM one for $160NZD from our local Hobart supplier - ouch!

Any further Q's just ask.... and message me if you want a PDF of the service manual, which has a few good tips and tricks for pulling apart and getting back together again.