If you are in the middle of a remodeling or renovation project, you are probably well aware of all the different machinery you are going to need to make it happen. While you expect your machinery to work like it should, you have to do your part to make sure your machines are in top operating condition at all times. One of the main pieces of machinery you will often need when doing an add-on project is that of a cement mixer. The mixers allow you to form the foundation of your project. To help you better understand what might be going on with your mixer, here are a couple common problems that might be to blame.
Your mixer isn't turning on.
Before you can begin mixing cement, you have to get the machine to turn on. Otherwise, it is a useless endeavor. Most of the time, these large pieces of machinery are powered using an engine that resembles that of a lawnmower. Over the course of time, those engines can end up having problems with their spark plugs, just like that of a vehicle or a lawnmower. Start by removing the old spark plug and replacing it with a new one. If the spark plug was to blame, your machine should power right up. Otherwise, you will need to start investigating other possible options for why the mixer isn't powering up.
The mixing drum isn't turning.
Even though you might have power to the mixer, you need the drum to turn to mix everything together and produce the cement mixture. Inside of the drum, the blades mix the sand, water and cement mix to form the perfect consistency to complete your project. One of the main reasons why that drum isn't turning stems from a problem with the belt. Over time, that belt can stretch or break. The best way to rectify the problem is to replace the belt with a new one.
Another thing to look into is whether there is anything inside of the drum that could be holding the barrel in place and preventing it from moving. The concrete and sand could easily have gotten into one of the pulleys and caused it to seize up. If that is the case, you will have to take your machine into a professional for them to take care of the problem for you.
If you are ever in doubt about what might be going on with your mixer, call upon someone who is experienced in heavy equipment repair, like AAA Paving and Sealing, to take care of it for you.Share
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