I am on my 3rd KA in 15 years. My first was a classic and worked great I just out grew the 4 1/2qt bowl. Upgraded to a heavy duty that lasted about 5 years until the gears started slipping. So again I upgraded to a Pro 600. Of course, again the gears are slipping. It started just when making fondant with the dough hook now it sticks whenever it is anything up a super light load. Can't even make cake batter :( Any suggestions on a machine to get and not spend a small fortune on a "real" commercial unit? I have 3 cakes between 3/1 and 3/7. I need suggestions please!!!!
Or look for a used Hobart. Doesn't matter how old or how used.
AOh goodness! It only sounds like the worm gear needs to be replaced! It's not a complicated fix, the part costs like... 8 bucks and there are tutorials online.
Here's a good one! http://youtu.be/tb6oDVhm5ak