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Wahhhh!!! Poor Betty..

post #1 of 14
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Betty is my KA.. she's just a heavy duty.. and I have had her for about 3 years. The other day while I was making SMBC she started making a bad noise.. and if you touched her beater to the side of the bowl it would make a horrible clicking noise and not move. icon_cry.gif I have Bessy (my dad's professional 5 plus that he gave to me) but I still love Betty. Does anyone know if I can get her fixed? Has anyone had this happen to them? Is it worth getting her overhauled or should I bury her in the yard and get a new one? Yes I have a deep attachment to my mixers.. they are my life line when I am baking and decorating.. having 2 is a wonderful thing. Poor poor Betty.. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
post #2 of 14
Sorry sounds like she is dead..... Sorry for your loss icon_wink.gif

Hope someone else have some better advise for you icon_biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 14
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Thanks you.. your condolences mean a lot.. icon_wink.gif

It seems as if the gear inside is busted.. because I can turn the part where you hook the paddle on with my hand.. icon_sad.gif Ahhh well.. I guess a small ceremony in the back will be nice.. icon_lol.gif
post #4 of 14
STOP...

call KitchenAid's service dept.

you might be happily surprised at how they can help you.

(be prepared to let them listen to your KA over the phone!)
Keep on cakin'!
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post #5 of 14
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Thanks Doug.. I hope I can save her.. I never would have thrown her away.. she'd have a resting place in the basement. She was my first.. so she'll always be special to me.
post #6 of 14
Poor Betty. I would do as Doug suggests. She is too young not to see if she can be saved. I have a 25 year old still going strong. He does have a big brother, a 600 professional waiting in the wings.
post #7 of 14
Oh poor Betty! Please take Doug's advice and get her some help!!! She is way too young to lose. I hope she has a speedy recovery.
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post #8 of 14
I called ka, for mine that was 5 years old, they were rude pretty much told me I was SOL. I was not happy. You pay that much money for a mixer, it shoudl last longer. Mine broke the gear inside too. The regular ones have plastic parts inside, the pro ones have metal. I upgraded because of this.
post #9 of 14
Get Betty an overhaul! icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 14
Sometimes you can take KA to commercial kitchen equipment repair places. The one I go to not only fixes them, but sells the accessories.
post #11 of 14
I dont have a KA im dying for one, but thats just wrong!! I have this cheap walmart one, and when i say cheap is CHEAP, Black friday, $10.00
and its about 3 yrs old, and still like new, I love it, even my mom that have a KA is in love with my cheap version!!!

I think you should do something fast before is too late!!!!
post #12 of 14
I have a KA mixer that is more than 40 years old, and it still works great! It was my grandmother's, and I would never be able to throw it away. She made all of our childhood cakes in it, and she was the best cake decorator I have ever known. It did have a problem with getting "stuck" if anything was dropped into it, or if batter was too thick, but I was able to get it repaired. Don't do anything until you have had it looked at, PLEASE.
post #13 of 14
I have a KA mixer that is more than 40 years old, and it still works great! It was my grandmother's, and I would never be able to throw it away. She made all of our childhood cakes in it, and she was the best cake decorator I have ever known. It did have a problem with getting "stuck" if anything was dropped into it, or if batter was too thick, but I was able to get it repaired. Don't do anything until you have had it looked at, PLEASE.
post #14 of 14
My KA is 16 years old and going strong.
When I started baking in a restaurant's kitchen, all they had was this HUGE Hobart mixer and not all the parts. So I started taking mine back and forth.

My MIL had a brand new one that she hated--of course, she doesn't bake like I do so I asked if I could buy it from her. Bless her, she gave it to me. I don't like it as much as I like my older one. It sounds different, sometimes like I am putting a strain on it with just BC frosting.

Fast forward--restaurant closed and now my original is back home. SO now I have 2 KA's. Happy family!!!!
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