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The mixer does not turn off. it stays on the "stir" speed

Kitchen Aid model K45SSWH stand mixer.  It has been used in all speeds successfully, but when the slide control hits off, the unit stays in the stir mode.  To turn off, we just pull the plug out.
Help!
I saw 3 likely parts - the govenor assembly, the control plate assembly or the board phase control.
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  • mm101442 Dec 28, 2008

    which one of the three switches listed contrains the control switch you mentioned? Thanks.

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The governor assembly

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HI CAREFUL, do this unplugged. Behind the back plate (one screw on top to remove) there is an adjustment single security screw, lower center. Adjust this screw out or in as needed. Hit or miss but very easy.

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    ABHISHEK.C Dec 27, 2008

    OR It sounds like the motor out or shorted the speed control.

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Check out the motor or the control switch that may be cracked so not getting off.
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