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post #16 of 30
My oldie but goodie KA totally quit working last year. I was literally in tears. A friend of mine that was familiar with machinery fixed it. Something called "brushes" which are not at all brushes.... get misaligned and it can make the machine not work at all. I thought it was a a goner... Glad I had it checked. Maybe the bumpiness made hers get misaligned. If so, she threw out a perfectly good KA.... Sacrilege!
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post #17 of 30
That doesn't make sense to me. Why would a car ride do any damage to a mixer if it is packed safely? There must have been an existing problem with her mixer to begin with, and why would she throw it away rather than have it repaired?

I would finda a good sturdy box that fits the height of the mixer and surround it with wadded up newspaper so it is packed tight enough that it doesn't move around. Seal the lid of the box.
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post #18 of 30
Jopalis,
I am so glad you were able to get it fixed.
I know I'll be in tears too when my old KA bits the dust.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I also don't get it on why she had to throw it away unless she tied it to the back bumper with a piece of twine!




i agree....it will be fine.....i just brought mine all the way from fl to jamaica....packed on a box surounded by jeans. its fine.
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post #20 of 30
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icon_lol.gif I laughed so hard. You guys are so right. Hello! Why would it be damaged if it's well packed?
post #21 of 30
Mine has been to CA and back in the back of my Expedition. I just had it upright packed betweenother luggage items. I'd be leary of laying it on it's side but keep it in it's natural working position and it ought to be okay. Heck, if mine quit working you can bet my dh would have it apart finding out why. And yes, he'd know what he was doing AND could put it back together. LOL

Then, if it was dead, he'd be seeing the back of me on my way to get another one.
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post #22 of 30
I don't get it? Was her mixer still plugged in when she drove away with it?? Why on earth would it be wrecked??
post #23 of 30
That it wierd! I'm sure when they travel all over the world they get thrown in every direction.
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post #24 of 30
What is your friend's driving like???

Edited to add: Personally speaking I'm from the "Driving Miss Daisy" school..
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post #25 of 30
Doesn't anybody have a KA where you are going? Maybe that sounds weird, but I can't imagine people without KAs anymore. I guess ours must just be a KA family-even my single brother has his own! LOL He bought one for his last girlfriend and was upset when she took it with her when they split up. He couldn't make bread. icon_biggrin.gif My DAD has one, my mom has one, my sister has 2 and would use another one if we got a good deal. I guess maybe my family isn't the norm...which is not that surprising... icon_eek.gif

If you have to take yours, it will be perfectly fine. I've moved about 6 times since I had my KA-one long move and the rest short. I have just plugged it in and never had a problem with it. I think MMF will kill KAs before the move will!! icon_lol.gif
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Sometimes I wish my hubby were a cookie. Then when he ticked me off I could just bite off his head.
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post #26 of 30
I'm traveling in an RV right now with mine, and it better NOT cause a problem for it! icon_lol.gif Seems to be working fine. But good tip about keeping it upright! Thanks.
post #27 of 30
They are not MADE at the stores where we buy them....... they are shipped there....... icon_wink.gif
post #28 of 30
Ok was your friend confused and refering to a cake? not a mixer? LOL. I could see after travelling that long one might have to throw a cake away LOL... but a mixer???
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Can we say "Addiction"....
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post #29 of 30
Mine has moved all over the country, many times, and is usually just thrown in the back floorboard of the car. I haven't had a box in YEARS. It's fine. The things are made like tanks. What did that person do to hers that she had to throw it away? Did she fail to explain about running into the back of that huge truck?
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post #30 of 30
I have put one in a suit case and then at the air port checked the bag. Worked fine.
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