If you own or work with a meat slicer, there are common problems that may arise at some point. When this happens, you can prolong the life of your slicer by replacing broken or worn parts.
One issue is when the slicer won’t turn on. Resolving this can be as simple as making sure the slicer is firmly plugged into a proper outlet and that the circuit breaker or fuse is working as expected. Other times, the start switch that turns the slicer off and on malfunctions and needs to be replaced.
Another problem is when the slicer has a hard time cutting through meat. This can happen if one of three things occur: The bushings inside the control arm have become worn out, the blade is dull and needs sharpening or the slide rod gets bent or needs to be lubricated.
Sometimes, the slicer works, but the quality of the cut is bad. Poor slice quality is often caused by a dull blade. You may need to get a new sharpening stone for the slicer, or you might have to tighten or replace the mounting pin for the sharpener. If those parts are fine, you’ll want to check to make certain the carriage tray properly fits on the slicer.
You should become familiar with the main parts of the slicing mechanisms to effectively diagnose and fix problems. The main parts include:
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