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Hobart D300 gear problem

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MNBäcker's picture
MNBäcker

Hobart D300 gear problem

Hi all.

Thought I'd throw this out here:

When turning on the mixer (an older 30-qt Hobart), the motor runs fine, but most of the time, first gear runs either very slowly or not at all. When I turn it off, switch it into second gear and then back into first (without turning it on), then switching it back on in first gear, it works fine. Is that a problem with the shifter? How do I get to the shifter - can I reach it from the control panel, or do I have to go through the top?

Any help would be appreciated.

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dwcoleman

When it stalls in first, does the mixer hum loudly?  Does it trip your breaker sometimes?

My 20qt had a bad capacitor that needed replacement.  Check the cap, you should be able to access it by removing the rear cover where the power cord enters the device.

 

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MNBäcker

No humming or any electrical issues. I can hear the motor spinning like it normally does.

 

Stephan