Tips for maintenance
Maintaining and storing the concrete mixer is important to make sure that it is ready for use next time. Always clean the mixer drum and power cord after each use.
How to maintain and store the mixer
If good care is not taken of the mixer, then its performance will depreciate. It’s a good idea to lubricate any moving parts as recommended by the manufacturer.
When storing the mixer, make sure it is in a dry place and that the power cord is not in contact with water. Make sure the mixer is completely dry before storing it. This will prevent rust from forming and prolong the life of the mixer.
Troubleshooting common problems
Fixing common issues that may arise when using a portable concrete mixer can be testing. When troubleshooting common issues in a mixer, first consult the manufacturer’s instructions and troubleshooting guide.
Some common issues that may arise include:
Clogged mixer drum: This can happen if the mixer drum is not cleaned after each use. To fix this, remove any debris or leftover concrete from the drum and make sure it is clean before the next use.
Malfunctioning motor: If the motor is not working, it may be due to a blown fuse or a damaged power cord. Make sure to check the fuse and power cord and replace them if necessary.
Power supply issues: If the mixer is not turning on or is shutting off, it may be due to a power supply issue. Make sure that you plug the mixer in and that the outlet is working.
Poor mixing: If the mixer is not mixing the ingredients, it may be due to an issue with the mixing blades. Check the blades and make sure they are not worn or damaged. Adjust the speed of the mixer as necessary.
Leaks: If there are leaks from the mixer, it may be due to worn or damaged seals. Check the seals and replace them if necessary.