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Kitchen aid heavy duty 325 watts mixer won't turn on

Was looking for an adjustment on mixer bowl height. Removed both black plastic screws on each side;obviously nothing to do with that adjustment! I'm thinking the "brushes?" are supposed to go back in a specific direction. Make sense?! Need help!

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  • redwing544 Mar 01, 2009

    Also lokking for a way to adjust the bowl height, what is the "brush" several of you are refering to?




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On my K5SS mixer, the brushes are aligned with the sliced off corner at 11 o'clock on the left and at 5 o'clock on the right. So the real key is in the suggestion from Mazlynn detailing the use of a flashlight to determine where the little tabs are located inside the brush holders.

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I had the same problem with my mixer. The solution I found on another forum worked for me. The brushes have to go back in facing the right direction. If you look at the brush, you'll notice that it's a square with one corner shaved off. If you shine a flashlight into the hole where the brush screws in, you'll notice there's a little bump that sticks out of one corner. You need to put the brush in so the notched corner matches up with that little bump. Hopefully that will work for you as well!

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If the brushes don't match up - the mixer won't work. The brushes each have a little notch. The left notch (looking at the mixer from the front) needs to be at 11 o'clock and the right notch needs to be at 1 o'clock.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • sandy neck Feb 22, 2009

    Sandyneck again, In my previous comment, I made reference to "notches" they are in actuality small triangular bumps. These triangualr bumps need to be at 11 o'clock on the left and at 1 o'clock on the right.


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If you take off the big bottom plate (held in by four large screws), you will see that there seems to be no way to adjust the bowl height. Looking inside the column. you will find that the bowl "rests" move within a metal cut-out in the column and cannot go any higher or lower. Sorry.

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