My Kitchenaid mixer lays disemboweled upon the dinning room table
I have since cleaned it of nasty grease, installed the new screw-drive gear, repacked it with new nasty grease, and now await the new gasket which arrives this evening. Bob’s homemade cookie withdrawal symptoms will soon be assuaged!
ON THE VIKING FRONT
The incompetent repairman, after three weeks of unsuccessful attempts to procure the needed circuit board bulb (I called him yesterday and gave him what-for) has admitted defeat. I advised him that I had located one at ShopJoya out of Oregon. I asked him if he would like me to order it for him and hand deliver it when it arrived at the end of the week…
Incompetent repairman: No, no, let me check again!
This morning early…
Incompetent repairman: Viking still doesn’t have the item and I have searched and searched and can’t find the bulb. Are you sure you found the correct bulb for your machine?
Me: Yes. I have.
Incompetent repairman: Are you sure? Is the part number 412131201? (Yes!) Well, if you can get it then order it.
I have and it should arrive this Saturday.
Hm… Perhaps I should open shop as an appliance part locator and repair person? Dunno, but it certainly has me thinking.
NOTES: If you follow the video on PartSelect for replacing your screw-drive gear, be advised that although it is easy, that little pin in the screw-drive rod is soft and may mushroom when you pound it out with the recommended 3/32 drift punch. I think this happened because the drift punch from Harbor Freight wasn’t true to size. Why do I think this? Because the fleeping thing became wedged into the rod’s pin hole and was heck to get out.
If you should venture into this activity and don’t have a true 3/32 drift punch, then the best bet is not to buy the special drift pins and instead just buy the worm-drive installed at the factory. (Under $10.00) This will spare you the aggravation and language, and your heart rate will remain within normal limits. Just three small screws and you’re home free.