[Sca-cooks] OT OOP Exploding Molassas

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Oct 21 21:51:15 PDT 2007

Dan in Auburn replied to Malkin with:

<<< You should disassemble your mixer and clean the switch.  When  
living in
California we had roaches take up residence in a couple of places  
that were
always warm ( the clock on the oven and the wall clock) It made for some
strange happenings when they shorted out the switch on the oven. >>>

Yes, my first thought was to disassemble your mixer (after unplugging  
it) and look for shorts in the wiring and particularly in the switch.  
Something like cockroaches could be the culprit. If you don't see  
anything obvious than have someone good with electrical items look at  
it or take it into a repair shop before the short causes a worse  
problem, such as a fire. Since I don't know anything about the switch  
I'm not sure how common it is or where to get a replacement, although  
a web search can often turn up such things.

Does it stop running after being switched on and running okay? In  
that case I'd also look for problems in any safety interlock devices  
such as something meant to keep the mixer from running if something  
isn't installed. The bowl? Accessory covers?  I don't know if that  
mixer has such items, since I don't own one and have only used one a  
few times, but just a general comment from my experiences as an  
electrical engineer.

On the molasses, it makes me wonder if your molasses was fermenting.

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