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Hobart service manuals officially available for free

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flormont

Hobart service manuals officially available for free

Hello everyone,

This short message to inform you that ITW Group released some Hobart Service Manuals which are now available online. This is a good new, since this brand always withheld this litterature for decades until now .. many thanks to them !

All older mixer models are listed (except the C100):

https://www.hobartservice.com/service-manuals

Registering is required, but access is granted for free. If you paid for such a manual (ebay's ad for example), then you've been swindled !

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wheatbeat

I was looking for the N50 there but no luck!

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flormont

Try it again, it's really listed.

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Ryzin Doh

Note that there are two types of 'manuals' by Hobart.  The Service Manual, for example, for A120 and A200 Mixers tells you how to tear down the machine and includes such procedures as adjusting the bevel gears, bowl to beater clearance, etc.  The Instruction Manual shows the overall parts breakdown w/ part numbers (which might be obsolete depending on the mixer).

If you can find the service manual you want on ebay but not on Hobart's website, be sure it is what you want.  The seller might be confusing the two types of manuals (by accident, ignorance, or design).

 

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farwest

Really appreciate this as I'm rebuilding Hobart a200

 

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Ryzin Doh

If you have part numbers, you might give Hobart a call for the parts you need.  I stopped in at my local Hobart Service Center and the parts guy was remarkably nice - but he said he had no parts or information for my C-100.  I obtained the Instruction Manual (exploded drawings and parts numbers) and Service Manual.  I gave Hobart a call to find out if 'consumables' - O-rings and bearings were available.  Their phone system will bounce you around the USA if your local shop's phone is busy.  The guy I talked to was impossible to deal with, and after he found some of the O-rings I wanted, he said I could not order them without an account.  With folks like him working for Hobart, who wants to buy one of their machines?

Remembering my local guy, I returned to the nearby Service Center w/ my list of needed parts.  Yes, he was just as friendly, he found the parts in his computer and yes, he ordered them w/o me having an account and asked for no money before the parts came in.  World of difference.  Go in person if possible.