Right to repair. Today: Our food processor

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Even if it would be more economical. We hate throwing things away because they're broken. Admittedly: We have a large box of electronic waste. In it, we collect a lot of IT products that have passed their zenith or for which the manufacturers no longer provide updates and have forgotten to "opensource" their products somewhere along the way. Then perhaps a community could have developed around it. This is box of shame, where the network hubs (with BNC connection) or even very old FRITZ!boxes end up. It also contains flatbed scanners or printers whose print image is so unspeakable that we no longer even want to use them for "printing out the Internet".

We have success to report today. Our food processor (Kenwood kMix) had turned up the volume in the middle of the mixing process and turned down the kneading job. It quickly became clear that something had given up the ghost. Throw 300 euros in the bin and buy a new appliance? Or invest a lifetime in researching how out to repair it? 

After a quarter of an hour, the repair attempt won out. Thanks to Davander, who completely dismantled a similar machine and filmed himself doing it. So off we went: tablet with Danvander, food processor on the workbench and a lot of tools brought out. After 20 minutes, the defective part was identified: The centre gear. With this information, I went online again and looked to see if there was a spare part for it. There is. Costs 20 euros including shipping within 3 days. Purchased. 

Since I didn't make a video of the removal, I at least took a few photos during the reassembly. After 25 minutes, the cogwheel was installed and the machine was kneading dough again. It's normal for me to have a few parts left over. Let's see if that comes back to haunt us later.

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