We need to attach a new pigail to the KitchenAid 750 LQI
We were given a very good Kitchen Aid 750 LQI and the 220 volt plug in the house doesn't match the pigtail on the dryer. We purchased a new pigtail, but now aren't sure how to match the green, red, white and black wires.
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Perhaps I can assist you with your wiring dilemma. To begin with, you wil need to gain access to the back of the dryer so pull that out and locate the feedthru where the original cord fed into it. Next, loosen the cable clamp ( make sure the cord has been unplugged from the wall receptacle )..
Once you loosen the cable clamp, open the access cover to where the wires get terminated onto the terminal block of the dryer. You should see at least 3 locations... and maybe 4. Your dryer should have a red, black,white and or green terminal so match the red wire to the red terminal, black to black, white to white and the green is the ground wire... if you do not have a ground terminal on the terminal block then you should see a ground stud near the point of entry or near the terminal block itself. It's ok to use one of the sheet metal screws on the frame if you can't identify a ground terminal.
For the record, the red and black wires are incoming ac power, the white is your neutral which is normally wired between the red and black and the green is a frame ground for your safety. Hope this helps you but if not, feel free to restate your question or concern.,..
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Could be the appliance is faulty or is intended for a different mains voltage. If your mains are 220/230 volts and the appliance is intended for use on 110 volt mains...
Sometimes appliances are intended for universal use and must be adjusted before use. The instruction book will give details.
Sometimes an appliance is supplied with an unsuitable power plug and sometimes without a plug at all, requiring the power plug to be changed for a suitable type. This process is or has been responsible for many minor disasters and a few major ones. It is important such a basic and routine thing is performed competently.
It is of course possible something was or is wrong with the power outlet or perhaps the atmosphere was steamy and some condensation was carried into the outlet when the appliance was plugged in.
You will need a 'step-down' transformer with a rating of at least 500 watts (~500 VA), a primary designed for 220 Volts and a secondary rated at 110-115 Volts.
This type will have four terminals or leads and isolates the input from the output.
There is a non-isolating type called an 'autotransformer' which has one winding with a tap (total of three terminals) roughly in the middle.
I use this type for certain devices but it is not as safe as the first-described type.
If you are living in a foreign country that uses the ~220 Volt standard, you can sometimes get one on 'semipermanent' loan from the local utility.
Hi. Basically all you really need to know is to start the machine at a slow speed, begin shredding, increase speed to a point where the machine is not labouring. Next time you use that attachment, set it for that speed. Different attachments and the foods they process load different stresses on the mixer. Always use a speed that is one step above/below the labouring sounds. Kitchenaid doesn't see fit to publish these instructions online as they do their other manuals. Another missed opportunity by Kitchenaid. You might want to check out the kitchenaid forum. one of these people just might have it in digital form. Good luck! ricardok45
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There are 2 possibilities, the attachments are worn out where they go on the shaft, simply replacing them could fix it, the other is the shaft is worn out inside the planetary ( where it spins), if it moves allot, 1/8 " or more from side to side, the housing is probably worn, and the planetary needs to be replaced, easy job, don't know cost, a new mixer may be in order.
The only available Kitchen Aid stand mixers on the European markets are the Kitchen Aid Classic and the Kitchen Aid Artisan.
The best way is to contact a Kitchen Aid service center / repair facility in your area. Here is the European website of Kitchen Aid: http://www.kitchenaid.eu/eu_EU/ka/ka_europe.htm
If you bought a different Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (like the Professional series) you probably won't find the required parts to convert it to a European model. The only way would be to use a voltage converter.
Wynco, first thing I'd check is whether or not you are getting the 220 volts the unit needs. Find the circuit breaker and turn it off and then back on. This should be a dual or linked breaker. The breakers do corrode and wear out and may need to be replaced.