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post #16 of 26

LOL I think we've ALL had those bonehead moments!!!

Not too long ago I was making Bavarian cream..it was really late at night and I had no choice but to make it considering I needed it for the next day. If you've ever made it, you know it's temper mental, and time consuming....and you have to run it through a strainer. Well I ran it through the strainer all right, right down the garbage disposal! I forgot to put a bowl under it!!!!!! I had to start all over...

So, I can sympathize! I hope you get it worked out icon_smile.gif

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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ducky316 View Post

LOL I think we've ALL had those bonehead moments!!!
Not too long ago I was making Bavarian cream..it was really late at night and I had no choice but to make it considering I needed it for the next day. If you've ever made it, you know it's temper mental, and time consuming....and you have to run it through a strainer. Well I ran it through the strainer all right, right down the garbage disposal! I forgot to put a bowl under it!!!!!! I had to start all over...
So, I can sympathize! I hope you get it worked out icon_smile.gif
I groaned out loud when reading this! I have done the exact same thing! Doesn't it make you feel like the dumbest person on the planet?
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post #18 of 26
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I groaned out loud when reading this! I have done the exact same thing! Doesn't it make you feel like the dumbest person on the planet?

HAHA YES! But I just stood over the sink trying to grasp what I had just done while shaking my head and then just got started on another batch....I really wanted to cry. LOL Which I have over a cake, but that's another story!! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #19 of 26
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So an update on the poor abused pasta roller: I was pleased with myself on Tuesday evening for figuring out how to get the thing apart, and I triumphantly pulled out the last pieces of kitchen towel that I couldn't cut or pull out.
Then I started putting the machine back together again.
It just won't go back. I can't get some of the screws back in.
I thought I had it back together correctly, but then I put it on my mixer and tried it out, and the rollers won't budge.

UGH!

Expensive lesson learned.

No kitchen towels in a pasta roller. You'd think I would have known that before doing it, but brain waves stop waving so quickly when you're on hour 12 of decorating. Maybe I need to make a sign to post over my mixer reminding me not to do something stupid. icon_smile.gif

Now to go order a new one....
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post #20 of 26

before you order a new one, look online and see if you can find a troubleshooting guide. I once put the "brushes" in backwards and the machine didn't turn on at all. perhaps something is turned the wrong way? it can't be broken. it's a simple machine. 

post #21 of 26
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before you order a new one, look online and see if you can find a troubleshooting guide. I once put the "brushes" in backwards and the machine didn't turn on at all. perhaps something is turned the wrong way? it can't be broken. it's a simple machine. 

^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

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post #22 of 26
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I've tried to turn it around every way  I can figure. I have looked online for a troubleshooting guide, and have come up with nothing. The only thing close I've found is a "care and use" guide, and it just says how to use it. Nothing about how to take it apart and put it back together again.

 

And even if I do have all the gears and such put back correctly, I also can't seem to get the screws back in. I'm using the *same* screwdriver I used to take them out, but for whatever reason, there is NO getting them back in. Specifically I mean the tiny ones that are on the side with the settings knob. The only way I got to try it out at all was when I, in desperation, tried to put the screws in backwards (in other words, pointy part of the screw facing back out, instead of in). Doing that kept the knob on, but obviously not as securely as it could have been. Those screws around the knob are really, really tiny, and one of them is practically underneath the knob itself. 

 

I've probably already spent about three hours trying to get it back together. Those screws just _won't_go_in. 

If anyone has actually done it, or can find an illusive troubleshooting guide, I'd love to know about it!

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post #23 of 26
I did the very same thing several months ago. My husband tried to fix it but was unable to and I ended up getting a new one. Won't make that mistake again!
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by DebbyJG View Post

I've tried to turn it around every way  I can figure. I have looked online for a troubleshooting guide, and have come up with nothing. The only thing close I've found is a "care and use" guide, and it just says how to use it. Nothing about how to take it apart and put it back together again.

 

And even if I do have all the gears and such put back correctly, I also can't seem to get the screws back in. I'm using the *same* screwdriver I used to take them out, but for whatever reason, there is NO getting them back in. Specifically I mean the tiny ones that are on the side with the settings knob. The only way I got to try it out at all was when I, in desperation, tried to put the screws in backwards (in other words, pointy part of the screw facing back out, instead of in). Doing that kept the knob on, but obviously not as securely as it could have been. Those screws around the knob are really, really tiny, and one of them is practically underneath the knob itself. 

 

I've probably already spent about three hours trying to get it back together. Those screws just _won't_go_in. 

If anyone has actually done it, or can find an illusive troubleshooting guide, I'd love to know about it!

I have no idea, but I'll pay shipping if you want to send it to me, and if I get it fixed, I'll keep it, if I can't fix it, I'll pop it in the recycle bin ;-) 

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post #25 of 26

that really stinks. sorry :(

post #26 of 26

I haven't read the replies but I have to say I did that too (   Broke the thing completely :(  $90 down the drain :(  Sure miss it!

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