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Offline Mark_Stuart

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Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:09:52 PM »
I am wondering if freezing a Hobart 60Qrt mixer will damage the mixer?

The reason i am thinking of doing this is because i have excess space in my freezer cargo container. The container temperature is set at 4F shipping for about 3 weeks via sea.

Thanks for you help!


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Re: Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 05:27:36 PM »
I am wondering if freezing a Hobart 60Qrt mixer will damage the mixer?

The reason i am thinking of doing this is because i have excess space in my freezer cargo container. The container temperature is set at 4F shipping for about 3 weeks via sea.

Thanks for you help!

Mark, I am not an expert on motors and electrical machines. My feeling is that wire insulation could become brittle at freezing temps and that any grease used as a lubricant may loose it's effectiveness especially if the machine, mixer, oven was not designed to be frozen or used in freezing conditions.
Perhaps a call to the manufacturer of those two appliances would give you the best answers.

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Re: Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 05:32:57 PM »
I am wondering if freezing a Hobart 60Qrt mixer will damage the mixer?

The reason i am thinking of doing this is because i have excess space in my freezer cargo container. The container temperature is set at 4F shipping for about 3 weeks via sea.

Thanks for you help!
You should consult the manufacturer specs on storage temps and use temps. You may be fine shipping it but not using it at that temp.

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Re: Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 08:39:48 PM »
I am planning on only transporting it in the container freezer (not use it until it has slowly got back to normal room temp.).
I will try get hold of Hobart and give you feedback.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 09:56:49 PM »
Electric motors get shipped and stored in freezing conditions all the time during the winter. Let the thing warm up before you use it. It'll be fine.

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Re: Will freezing a Hobart mixer damage it?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 10:56:46 PM »
Make sure it is packaged well, sealed inside airtight plastic with an absorptive agent such as silica gel.  Otherwise, if it is exposed to humid conditions while still cold, extreme condensation will develop inside the housing, which could be a problem for your electronics.
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