I was using the dough hook to make some bread dough - after a few minutes into mixing at low speed, it stopped turning. I shut the unit off and started it up again only to discover that it turns fine at all speeds with/without attachements, but does not work as soon as I insert the attachment into any kind of dough/batter/etc. I have had this machine over 5 years, but have only used it maybe a dozen times. I would like to try and fix this myself. Any ideas?
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Re: KSM5PS won't turn under load
Hi. Remove the top cover and look for the plastic transmission housing, it's toward the front of the machine. Look for cracks in this housing. If the housing is cracked, remove it and look for further damage to the worm gear assembly and the bearings and bearing seats that support them. You'll have to remove some of the grease to inspect the parts. If you're lucky, only the trans. housing will need replacement. If, like me, you're not so lucky, you may have to replace the housing, wormgear assembly, bearings and re-work the bearing seats so that the new bearings fit properly. Although Kitchenaid advertises that their mixers can easily handle bread dough, the truth is...They can't. This scenario happened to me and I had to replace all of the above. Be prepared to wait a month or more before your parts arrive. Specify that you want the METAL trans. housing. I'm still waiting (6 wks.), for a single bearing. If this solution works for you, please rate my solution. Good Luck! ricardok45
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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.
The Professional 600 has a metal gear housing with a metal gearing. Because of this, the Professional 600 will generally run louder than other stand mixers that may have a nylon/metal mesh gearing.
How long is the bread dough being mixed for? Kitchenaid stand mixers must be used on speed 2 for bread doughs, using the spiral shaped dough hook, and mixing for no longer than 7 minutes.
If the flat beater is getting caught on the bottom of the bowl, pleasure assure the bowl is being seated correctly. You will place the bowl on the mixer arms on the left and right hand side. You will also want to take your fingers along the back of the bowl, where it butts up against the base of the mixer, and press downward. You will hear an audible click as the bowl falls into a spring latch and allows the bowl to sit flush and secure. If this is not being done, the flat beater may strike the bottom of the bowl.
If this was not the cause of the problem, please consult your Use and Care Guide about the beater to bowl adjustment. This is an easy adjustment made with a flat head screwdriver that can quickly correct the problem of a flat beater hitting the bottom of the bowl.
The mixer motor has probably overheated, as proper use and care was not being followed with the stand mixer.
Bread doughs are recommended to be mixed on speed 2 only and never for longer than 7 minutes. With the resistance of a bread dough that is provided against the beater, mixing for over 7 minutes may overheat mixer and cause smoking.
Please consult your use and care guide to refresh your memory about how to properly use your mixer for making bread doughs.
This is not a solution but I think you have a serious problem you might have sheared some gear teeth whent the mixer jammed and it only manifests itself under a heavy load, I would take it to a repair guy, those mixers are expensive and it would be worth it.
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.
If you found this solution helpful, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45.
Does the mixer work in any other speeds?Are you mixing pizza dough and in what speed?I service these mixers alot--i work for hobart.It sounds to me like you have a sheared key on one of the shafts.The mixer doesnt have a clutch.
it sounds like you may have a sheared key on one of the shafts.with no product in the mixer will it run in any other speeds?when mixing pizza dough you should only use 1st gear.if it does run in other speeds you have a sheared key or broken shaft,if it doesnt run in any speeds drop the planetary and check the key on that shaft.