How to Replace the Gear And Shaft in the Musso Stella Ice Cream Machine (Full DIY Guide Updated 2023).
Here is our step by step text DIY guide with a video and pictures, that explains how to replace the gear and the shaft in the Musso/ Lello Pola Stella 5030 ice cream machine by yourself, it is a very easy fix, takes 10-15 minutes of work.
The full video guide below:
First of all please make sure that you have the correct gear or shaft (or both) for your machine, if you don't have it yet, you can purchase them from our store (links below).
You can purchase the Gear & shaft for the Musso Stella here
You can purchase the Gear & Shaft for the Musso Mini here
Now please lets prepare the tools which are needed for this operation:
1.Phillips Screwdriver / drill
2. Hex T key (easier to use compared to a simple hex key)
3.Food grade grease
Remove the blade screw nut and the blade from the machine and put them aside.
Then ,use the screwdriver unscrew all of the screws from the machine's body and put then in a box so you won't lose them.
Use the T hex key and unscrew the 2 bolts that holding the main container to the shaft in the back of the machine.
Then pull up the container for an easy access to the gear and the shaft and use a stick to hold it in its place.
Take the screwdriver again and unscrew the 6 screws that holding the gear shield case to the body of the machine and keeping the gear connected to the motor.
Then remove the old gear / shaft from its place (its recommended to replace both gear and shaft if possible) , if only the gear is worn take both gear and shaft off and replace only the gear wheel with a new one.
Now , after you removed the old gear and shaft (or only the old gear / old shaft) , take the new one and put some food grade grease around the teeth of the gear, and on the connecting parts between the gear and the shaft too in order to have a better friction and make the life of your gear easier which will make it to last longer.
Grease on the shaft and the connecting parts:
5th step (last step):
Insert the new gear back to its place , make sure that its right on its position and put back the metal shield that holds the gear in place.
Now the job is almost done, all you have to do is to put everything back to its place same as we removed it in the previous steps and after we done we can make sure that the machine is working properly.
We hope that our guide helped you with fixing your Musso ice cream machine, if it did - please leave a comment below and let us know.
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