The knives are sharp, but the meat grinder does not cut? Repairing
All owners of manual meat grinders, if they didn’t face it, then they will have to face a similar problem when the meat grinder has sharpened or new knives, but it doesn’t chop and does not cut meat, but instead chews it. Such a defect, as you may have guessed, is due to the development of parts and parts. They are not afraid of it, the whole question is resolved in 15 minutes.
The reason why the meat grinder does not cut
Remove the handle and pull the auger shaft.
It moves a few millimeters back and forth. Such a large backlash should not be. Try to tighten the clamping nut. Most likely it will not work and the backlash will remain. We disassemble the meat grinder. And here is the reason: on the auger there is a plastic or nylon bushing, which eventually got off.As a result, this free move of the auger was formed, as a result of which the cutting knives cannot fit tightly to each other and properly cut.
We repair the meat grinder
As I said, the repair is very simple. Remove the sleeve from the shaft of the screw.
We take the usual nylon cover for a glass jar and cut a washer from it. The inner diameter of which is the diameter of the shaft, and the outer diameter is the diameter of the sleeve skirt.
I personally didn’t praise the thickness of one gasket because the output was quite large, so I cut two such washers. We put a gasket on the shaft (or two if necessary).
Then we put the sleeve back.
It can be seen that the overall thickness has increased.
Putting together a meat grinder. Install the auger, knives.And before screwing the nut, it is already clear that the knife-grid noticeably protrudes. So it must be, now the nut will reliably press it.
We tighten the nut. And again we pull the shaft back and forth. There is no backlash.
Dress the handle and fix with a screw. We try to scroll. The handle should spin a little tight.
This is a very simple way to get your meat grinder into operation and make it work for many years. the term of the sleeve, but before that still long.