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About 8 yrs ago we purchased a KitchenAid 600 stand mixer. Used it a handful of times the first yr. Needed to make a special blend of food for one of our dogs ( gone now) so I purchased a grinder attachment.  15 minutes later the mixer was not sounding good.  We were 3 months out of warranty, so I stuck it up in the shop and forgot about it.  

Today my wife asked me if it's fixable, so I dug it out and took it apart. 3 gears were bad.  One horrible, one you couldn't really see the damage, but you could feel it, the last had just a couple spots I didn't like.  I'll clean out all the grease, as It feels gritty from all the metal filings. 

All 3 gears, a bearing with shipping was just under $70.  Hopefully next week, we'll have a functional mixer again. No more grinding in it's future. 

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2 hours ago, mowin said:

About 8 yrs ago we purchased a KitchenAid 600 stand mixer. Used it a handful of times the first yr. Needed to make a special blend of food for one of our dogs ( gone now) so I purchased a grinder attachment.  15 minutes later the mixer was not sounding good.  We were 3 months out of warranty, so I stuck it up in the shop and forgot about it.  

Today my wife asked me if it's fixable, so I dug it out and took it apart. 3 gears were bad.  One horrible, one you couldn't really see the damage, but you could feel it, the last had just a couple spots I didn't like.  I'll clean out all the grease, as It feels gritty from all the metal filings. 

All 3 gears, a bearing with shipping was just under $70.  Hopefully next week, we'll have a functional mixer again. No more grinding in it's future. 

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You know you’re not supposed to grind the antlers, just the meat, right? :rofl:

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For years, that same machine with the grinder attachment was all I used. But my grinder more or less dry rotted if plastic can do that, and it split in half. But the Mixmaster we ran it on works just fine and my wife uses it a lot. I went out and bought a Cabelas grinder as a stand alone implement. 

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12 minutes ago, Bucksnbows said:

For years, that same machine with the grinder attachment was all I used. But my grinder more or less dry rotted if plastic can do that, and it split in half. But the Mixmaster we ran it on works just fine and my wife uses it a lot. I went out and bought a Cabelas grinder as a stand alone implement. 

When Gander mt was closing, I picked up a #8 grinder and a slicer for home. I've got a #22 Hobart grinder that I keep over to my cousin's place. We've go butcher shop set up there.  However, that grinder is not easy to move around.  I've heard a lot of good things about the KitchenAid with the grinder attachment, but it definitely didn't live up to it's stellar reputation.  

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I have a burned out until sitting in the back of a cabinet somewhere. My wife baked a bunch and burned out her original from 20 years ago in about 10 years. She called kitchenaid and they replaced it. The one they replaced it within the one I have "in storage" since it burned out quickly making pizza dough. Not sure the model but I saw on YouTube how many are now made with plastic gear parts and wear quickly. 
Appliances today are made to break and throw out after 7 years it seems. 

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2 hours ago, crappyice said:

I have a burned out until sitting in the back of a cabinet somewhere. My wife baked a bunch and burned out her original from 20 years ago in about 10 years. She called kitchenaid and they replaced it. The one they replaced it within the one I have "in storage" since it burned out quickly making pizza dough. Not sure the model but I saw on YouTube how many are now made with plastic gear parts and wear quickly. 
Appliances today are made to break and throw out after 7 years it seems. 

I was fully expecting this to have plastic gears. Would explain why it crapped out with only a few hours of total use.  

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36 minutes ago, mowin said:

I was fully expecting this to have plastic gears. Would explain why it crapped out with only a few hours of total use.  

Broke is broke but,  perhaps the plastic gears breaking and easily replaced are better than the motor burning up costing more because the gears didn’t  fail…… I mean these units are a residential use item , if your baking 3 times a week or more you’ll need a commercial grade mixer with proper gear ratios and beefed up internals . I’m impressed that your able to even get parts , to me that’s a win . Things break when you use them 😂

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24 minutes ago, TimberGhost said:

Broke is broke but,  perhaps the plastic gears breaking and easily replaced are better than the motor burning up costing more because the gears didn’t  fail…… I mean these units are a residential use item , if your baking 3 times a week or more you’ll need a commercial grade mixer with proper gear ratios and beefed up internals . I’m impressed that your able to even get parts , to me that’s a win . Things break when you use them 😂

As far as I can tell, parts are readily available even for 20+year old units. 

Actually the motor isn't that expensive for my machine. It was around $85.00.  

My SIL bakes constantly for her kids/grandkids. Uses hers a couple times a week and that machine has to be 20 yrs old. But that's why it's probably still working. They don't make things like they used to. 

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