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Jul 3, 2006 02:57 PM

Repairing a KitchenAid Mixer?

Our church has 2 Kitchenaid mixers (maybe 40 years old?) that need
repair (suggestions in the San Francisco Bay area?). They seem to
be used 2 days a year but heavily. The ladies think that they may
be too old to repair and would like to replace them with a similar heavy duty type machine. Any suggestions for me?



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  1. I live in Manhattan, so I wouldn't know where to get them repaired in the Bay area. But I do have a suggestion. If the machines are maybe 40 years old, try your damnedest to get them repaired. They're probably the original Hobart's and you won't be able to replace them with anything even half as good, unless you go with a very high end, very high capacity, very expensive, professional machine.

    1. I'd also get them repaired if at all possible. Contact Kitchenaid and see how to get it to them or a certified repairman. A good Hobart will last forever.

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      1. I would just take a look in the yellow pages under appliances, check for someone who repairs kitchenaid or hobart, and give them a call. I bet you won't have any trouble. People tend to hold on to those old kitchenaids.

        and, if they decide to buy new ones i might be interested in buying the one of the old ones!


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        1. re: bruce

          We had the mixer repaired but decided to go with new ones - are you interested in the mixer?

          1. re: Sitka

            I'm definitely interested! What model do you guys have?

        2. Thanks for the information - I'll check around and see what I can find. I wanted to get the machines repaired but the others thought they were too old - I saw one of them and the beater isn't covered with the teflon - so I know its over 20 years old.

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          1. re: Sitka

            I am looking for the three beaters that fit a Hobart KitchenAid mixer, Model 4C. It was made from 1961-1977. Can you help me?

            1. re: bobbie2054

              had any luck locating the beaters for the 4c ? We're looking for a replacement wire beater, thanks! Jone

              1. re: bobbie2054

                Did you find anything? I've got a 4C too.


            2. There used to be a place on Mission between Montgomery and the next street up... away from the bus station.

              They were an authorized Kitchen-Aid repair center.

              Not sure if it's survived all the renovations downtown, been years since I've been to SF on a regular basis.

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              1. re: SizzlingJoe

                As of last year, I heard that was still there. The people at Macy's have a book with warranty centers; go to the basement and ask.