Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Mixer is Back

A week and a half ago my stand mixer made a loud noise, and then stopped working. Daddy's like, "I can take it apart, and see if we can replace a gear, or something?" It was that, or not have a mixer, or spend an arm and a leg on a new one.

So he took it apart:

I said a few times, "Are you sure you can get that thing back together?"

He said, "Of course! I used to take apart old copy machines that my Dad would bring home."

The $12 part was order from KitchenAid's site. Just so you know shipping isn't cheap. It was $12 shipping cost for a gear that was stripped. Again it was that, or not having a machine at all, or paying $300 for a new one. To be honest I was surprised they had extra parts on their site to order at all.

It only took half a week to get the gear.

Daddy put it together today.

Bam it works!

He kept saying, "Why are you so surprised I got it working again?" I think I'm surprised because I know I wouldn't be able to take that apart, and put it together again. He said, "It was a piece of cake."


Harry Flashman said...

I admire people who can repair equipment like that.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would like to say that I could do that too. But that would be a lie :)

~ Noelle said...

glad he was able to fix it for you - marc probably could have too..i would have looked at all the pieces and then had to have thrown it away. ha ha ha

Eat To Live said...

Yay!!! Glad to see your mixer is back and working.

Masshole Mommy said...

Now that is impressive. Chris wouldn't have even tried - he would have just handed over the credit card :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh this is good to know! I inherited my grandmother's Kitchenaid, and I'd be so bummed if it stopped working. Nice to know you can order parts.

Cascia Talbert said...

Wow, I bet you are glad that he was able to fix it. My husband hates fixing things. I am not very good at repairing things when they break so I usually make him do it anyway. Have a great day!

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah for handy husbands!!! I wouldn't have been able to do it, and neither would have my husband.

I bet my oldest could though, he's handy like that (and his wife is very happy about it). :)

Glad you got your mixer working!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Piece of cake? I would have attempted it, then realized I was way in over my head, then trashed the whole mixer lol. Glad it's working again!

Terra Heck said...

I wouldn't have the first clue how to fix a mixer by replacing parts. How cool that your hubby was able to get it fixed.


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