Since I tried a new recipe that resulted in a very firm dough which made the mixer stop and get very hot (it even smelled), the beater shaft stops in the same position in every rotation. If I give the attachment a push, it will make another rotation and then stop again. Is there anything I can do? Thanks!
Re: Kitchenaid Professional 6 stops in every rotation
You will need to open it up and check it out. sounds like a broken gear. it's not difficult to work on just remember where everything goes so you can put them back. mendingshed.com has parts and you can find how to do it on kitchenaid.com
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Let it completely cool and then start again. It overheated because your speed was set too low for the heaviness of the dough. I have burned up three kitchenaid stand mixers so far making bread. go up one setting at least; if it is straining, go up another.
Open the Transmission Housing and remove the two screws holding
the Motor. Lift it off the gears and test run it by itself. The motor
should run normally at different speeds. If it does, then you can move on
to the gears. Manually turn the Worm Gear and make sure nothing got jammed.
The Bevel Gear should turn smoothly.
Your Flat Beater, Wire Whip and Dough Hook attachement ends should
look the same. They are inserted onto the beater shaft and held in place
by a single pin. The reason you cannot attach the dough hook to the
beater shaft because it is the wrong hook for your particular model.
It is a matter of overheating. I have used the same mixer for 8-10 minutes, then put an ice pack on the gear head. The problem is that they cheapened the gearhead in the newer models by using plastic gears. The older ones with metal gears didn't have the same problem, however they put the warning on all models to cover their butts . . . .Just fill a zip lock bag with ice and lay it on top of the gearhead before and during use and you can runit longer without overheating and melting the gears.
One thing many KitchenAid mixer owners complain about is that it's
difficult to scrape the bowl while the mixer is running. Because the
beater rotates around the inside of the bowl, and because the beater
doesn't actually touch the bowl, you have to stop the mixer frequently
to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are
Two companies have come up with fixes for that problem -- the
BeaterBlade+ and the SideSwipe.
They are available for most KA mixers.
Cook's Magazine tested both in January 2009 and liked the SideSwipe a
tad more than the BeaterBlade
because they thought it performed a little better on a particularly
heavy cookie dough, but one reviewer on another forum commented that
dough tends to bunch up on the SideSwipe's inner parts.
In any case, I have the BeaterBlade+, mainly because it was available
from Amazon for $30, no tax, free shipping, and I didn't feel like
driving around to find the other.
Both are made of very strong plastic and have silicone scrapers on the
edges of the blades. The scrapers do touch the bowl and thus provide a
constant scraping of the ingredients, assuring that everything gets
mixed in. I've found that I rarely have to stop the mixer, except to
make sure that the ingredients that cling to the beater itself are
I dont know much about them but If you cannot get it repaired I do have a lift bowl stand mixer that I bought without the bowl or attachments that I would sell for $80.00 Or I will buy your attachments. Thanks, Mark.
Hi. Stop using your mixer. If your mixer is still covered by warranty, call Kitchenaid Customer Service, they are very good with warranty repairs.
If your mixer is out of warranty, remove the silver band that surrounds the top of mixer. Remove the top cover. At the front of the mixer, locate the transmission housing which is now exposed. Examine this housing carefully for cracks. If you find cracks anywhere in this housing, you have found the under-engineered plastic transmission housing. Kitchenaid's replacement housing is made of metal. Your plastic housing has no business being in a mixer that is marketed as being able to mix bread dough. It cannot!
If you're confident that you can make the repairs yourself, go to the Kitchenaid website and download the parts drawings. Remove the Trans. housing, remove the worm gear shaft assembly which is driven by the motor.. Remove and save as much grease as necessary to thoroughly inspect the worm gear. Inspect the worm shaft bearings. Look for cracks, or missing pieces on the bearings. Look for crunched cogs on all gears. Be prepared to wait at least a month for your parts to arrive after you order them. The replacement grease should be Shell Darina 2, or Chevron FM ALC EP 2.
If you're not confident about repairing this yourself, call Kitchenaid and determine the nearest "approved" repair shop.
You may be able to pressure Kitchenaid to pay for the damaged parts in your mixer. They are still installing these plastic Trans. housing on new mixers. Insist on a metal cover when replacing. Apparently, Kitchenaid feels no shame in their manufacturing process, and will not issue a recall notice for these housings. They are substandard at best.
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