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Old 03-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #131
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Yay!! It looks great!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:38 AM   #132
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Pretty cool Josh. Love the pics and vid.
Yours sounds pretty much like mine does, maybe just a slightly higher pitch. Mine is a Pro 500. I know when I first turned mine on the sound was not what I was expecting.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:15 AM   #133
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Good job....

Did they have other colors?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #134
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I can't stand that noise from the new KAs.

The old ones I love just purr!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #135
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Mine sounds the same, it quiets a bit once you get somthing for it to work on in the bowl.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #136
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I used mine a couple weeks ago for mixing up meatballs. It worked well adding the ingredients as I went, then putting them all away before I got my hands "dirty". That's probably not such a big deal if you have a large prep area, but it worked well for me. I just wish the paddle was DW safe.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #137
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My friend Mixfinder, had a Pro 600 but I could not talk to him on the phone without that terrible noise deafening me. He had to leave the room.

I guess I am spoiled, but even HE got tired of the noise when I gifted him with a 1947 Hobart N50.

Mixfinder sold his Pro 600.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #138
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I opened her up and turned it on. From what I can tell, most of the noise seems to come from the back end, where the electrical contacts on the motor. Maybe replacing the motor brushings/bushings? would quiet it down.

I did notice one corner of the plastic gear covering cracked, but is not leaking/oozing grease. There seemed to be plenty in there when I opened that bit up .. but I didn't see much of any grease in the lower bit ... where gear that spins & rotates the paddles.
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I wonder if a call to KA is in order here.
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I took another look in the gear housing .. the front bearing has broke abit & the worm gear has 3 teeth broke & some that could break.

I checked KA site for local service centers .. the one place I called had replacement metal houseing, worm gear & front bearing for $57.97 + 9.5% tax for a total of $63.48

I've done research .. and KA stopped making replacement parts for this series, and finding the correct worm gear could be very hard. This model does not have the newer 60 tooth gear .. it is either 53 or 54. I found an online place that have them, and they are cheaper than the local service center.

Maybe the $45 was too goo to be true
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