Bosch Universal Mixer Troubleshooting

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Bosch Universal Mixer Troubleshooting
There are only a few mixers that can also function as a heavy-duty food processor. (blender with milk cocktail image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com)

The Bosch Universal mixer uses an 800-watt motor and four speed settings to crush ice and mix and blend. It can handle grinding meat, grating nuts, mixing bread dough, berry pressing and sausage stuffing all with the Bosch Universal Mixer accessories. This appliance is a heavy-duty mixer that also acts as a food processor which means you need fewer kitchen appliances. There are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to keep your mixer working properly.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Owner's manual
  • Gaskets
  • Soapy water
  • Towel
  • 1 cup cold water

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make sure the Bosch Universal Mixer top is locked in place and turn the mixer on again. The blades will not spin if the top is not seated properly. Move to Step 2 if the blades still will not spin.

  2. 2

    Remove the top of the Bosch Universal Mixer and empty the contents. Rinse out the mixer. Remove the blade assembly by using the mixer top as a wrench. Remove any debris that may be clogging the blades. Put the blade assembly back in the mixer.

  3. 3

    Refill the mixer, lock the top in place and turn the power on again. Proceed to Step 4 if the blades are not spinning.

  4. 4

    Remove the mixer from the base by turning it counterclockwise. Unplug the mixer base. Turn the base upside down and shake out any debris that may have become lodged in the base.

  5. 5

    Turn the base right side up. Place the mixer back on the base with the top locked in place. Turn the power on.

  1. 1

    Ensure that the mixer top is securely locked into place to prevent leaking from the top.

  2. 2

    Check the mixer and food processor bowl for cracks that may allow food to seep out.

  3. 3

    Ensure that any accessories that you are using such as the juicer are seated properly on the mixer to prevent leaks.

  4. 4

    Replace the bowl gasket if the mixer leaks while you are using it with the bowl and dough hook accessory. Unscrew the bowl gasket nut counterclockwise from the coupling piece. Clean and dry the gasket seating area and coupling piece with a towel. Put on a new bowl gasket and tighten the bowl gasket nut clockwise.

  5. 5

    If the mixer is still leaking, replace the drive pin gasket by removing the old gasket from the drive pin. Wash the drive pin and centre bearing of the bearing/coupling piece. Allow the pieces to dry thoroughly. Place a new drive pin gasket onto the drive pin, and slip it into the bearing/coupling piece.

  1. 1

    Turn off the mixer and take off the top. Empty out the uncrushed ice.

  2. 2

    Pour 1 cup of cold water into the empty mixer jar. Add the ice to be crushed. Lock on the mixer top.

  3. 3

    Crush the ice on high speed and immediately pour off the cold water.

  4. 4

    When making crushed ice drinks, add the liquid to the mixer first in place of the cold water.

  5. 5

    Add more ice to be crushed through the top hole when the mixer is already on and crushing ice instead of turning the mixer off and removing the top to add more ice.

Tips and warnings

  • The mixer works best on 1/2 cup of dry food at a time.
  • Do not submerge the mixer base in water.
  • Do not fill the mixer with liquid past the 3 cup mark.

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