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No Power to Mixer

When it did work the motor worked but it would not mix. Removed side screws where the brushes are and now it won't start. Did I screw something up? Please advise.

Thanks. I was mixing pasta dough and it started smelling of smoke. It was running but sounded like something was missing.. I unscrewed the two big inset screws on the side, noticed that I couldn't see anything past that, put it back together.. now no power. :( What did I do???

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Any of the part in your mixer wass burning as it was getting short and so you ver getting the burning smell .as in few minutes the mixer was going to become completely OFF due to that.as if at that same time if you have opened the mixer apart and checked out on the circuit board it would be easy to locate the faulty thing.but you unscrewed the mixer and then when you did nou understood any thing what to do further you just screwed it properly again .and again ON the mixer but this time the part which was short could not handle the electric current and got completely OFF.u just take it to the repair center and get it repaired as this is a common problem for this electric appliances.and it will be not at all costly to get it repair.this problem occurs due to moisture collected in the mixer circuit area or any water particles came in contact with the mixer and got the board short.
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You did nothing wrong, the motor has burnt out ( thats the smoke you could smell )


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Check out if any of the sensors on the area of the brushes is moved from its orignal position.

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