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ampia/mercato pasta machine squeaky

metropical's picture
metropical

ampia/mercato pasta machine squeaky

I've tried to contact them, but so far .........
We have a 40 or 50 year old model 110.

It's begun to be a little squeaky.  I'm looking for info on how and what to safely lubricate it.

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trailrunner

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+safely+lube+your+pasta+maker&oq=how+to+safely+lube+your+pasta+maker&aqs=chrome..69i57.14855j0j7&sourceid=chrome...

 

Ours is almost 50 yrs old also. Bought it in the French Quarter when we were first married. I actually have only had to add the mineral oil one time !  Works perfectly. Make sure you are keeping all the crumbs cleaned up from inside. We make pasta about 1x a week so ours gets a lot of use. 

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metropical

Thanks very.  Have to get some mineral oil.  We don't make it that often, just isn't enough time and energy.  Perhaps 2x a year.  I think my MiL whos machine it was, made it more often.