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  1. #14
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    try all points food service they have pritty good pricing hobart bownes every one

  2. #15
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    Thanks for the supplier recommendations. I have had trouble getting technical support from Hobart. I took about three days to just get a wiring diagram for a convection oven. After that it was easy to troubleshoot and find the problem. It is sad when they jack up the prices so they try to force customers to go through them directly, especially since they (at least where I live) don't have enough techs for the whole state.

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    Hobart is known as "the evil empire" in these parts. They have the lock down on their parts, thats for sure. They keep buying up other brands too. Check out their parent company's website. ITW.com
    Its amazing how much they have their hands in.

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    I use Allpoints and get better pricing than I can from any other supplier and I have tried all the ones previously mentioned in the other posts as well as others. I think they all base their discounts on the volume of business you do with them so loyalty helps out. It also helps to call and press them for discounts. The easiest money you will make is the money you save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62F100 View Post
    Hobart is known as "the evil empire" in these parts. They have the lock down on their parts, thats for sure. They keep buying up other brands too. Check out their parent company's website. ITW.com
    Its amazing how much they have their hands in.
    Same here,trying to get tech. support from them is like pulling teeth from a mad grizzly

  6. #19
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    Hobart is hurting for help in my area. So much so that the customer service person on the phone asked the customer is they wanted to go to the mixer school and work part time for them. They are so awesome especially when they lose your order and then you reorder and complete the work and then your original order that they lost arrives 2-3 weeks after the completed work.

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    Gcs buys parts from Hobart and marks them up. My Buddy works for eco-lab. Also you can find Hobart diagrams on line at hobart.com

  8. #21
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    web link problem

    Quote Originally Posted by H-Tech View Post
    Gcs buys parts from Hobart and marks them up. My Buddy works for eco-lab. Also you can find Hobart diagrams on line at hobart.com

    I tried the weblink and it brings up a "Hobart Press" web page.... These don't look like wiring diagrams....
    "Delay is preferable to error"- Thomas Jefferson

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    I have found that hobart has put up a lot of manuals / schematics on their web site recently. It might be worth it to look again. I believe it is hobartcorp.com

    A lot of their products have had long lifespans with very similar products under different sub-numbers. Get the manual for your actual model number and look for the oldest manual also. For my mixer, the proper manual is a decent user manual, but if you go back to the oldest manual, it tells you how to do a complete tear down on the mixer. Woohoo!

    For parts, there's a hobart place in my town, I go there and order the parts. They grumble a little and try to sell me a service contract, but in the end I get my parts.

    C

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    I use ACS1 in WI and Parts Town in IL. They both give 20% discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1020 View Post
    I use ACS1 in WI and Parts Town in IL. They both give 20% discount.

    Probably after market parts not OEM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearchris View Post
    I have found that hobart has put up a lot of manuals / schematics on their web site recently. It might be worth it to look again. I believe it is hobartcorp.com

    A lot of their products have had long lifespans with very similar products under different sub-numbers. Get the manual for your actual model number and look for the oldest manual also. For my mixer, the proper manual is a decent user manual, but if you go back to the oldest manual, it tells you how to do a complete tear down on the mixer. Woohoo!

    For parts, there's a hobart place in my town, I go there and order the parts. They grumble a little and try to sell me a service contract, but in the end I get my parts.

    C
    When you buy the parts directly from Hobart, do they require a minimum order? The other problem that I have had is that they do not like to let you use their parts lists to order from.

  13. #26
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    I didn't have a problem with a minimum order. I showed up with a list of parts that I needed, some were obsoleted and replaced with newer parts numbers. They helped me find the newer part numbers (bring information about the equipment the part is going in).

    As far as the parts lists go, in March 2011, they posted all my older equipment manuals online. You may find things have changed.

    I'm usually not in a rush to get parts, I generally have backup equipment, and I tear down and repair equipment *before* it goes into service. So I tell them not to make a special order for me, just put it in with their next order, etc. It's hard to make an argument about minimum order when you are flexible and accommodating.

    Now, it wasn't cheap, but parts from the manufacturer usually aren't. Half the time I'm just thrilled they still make the part and they aren't going to make me buy some huge "assembly" to get the one piece that always breaks.

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