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The motor runs but the beater doesn't turn, as though the gear drive has failed. How do I take the mixer apart to check the gear drive?

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  • chef neff Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same issue, you turn it on, the motor runs, but the beater doesn't move. You can check out http://www.mendingshed.com/k45map.html for a diagram and possibly order parts. I am looking into it further myself...

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208212010.pdf

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http://www.misterfixit.com

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