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How do I replace the governor on a kitchenaid mixer KSM150PSBK

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With two screwdrivers, you can carefully pry off the governor assembly. Be careful no to bend, remove the governor drive stud and lay it away so it will not be lost.
See page 6 of the service manual Fig. 22, and page 11 will show you how to reassemble the governor.
Service Manual: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf
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Posted on Apr 23, 2013

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SOURCE: kitchenaid mixer makes a clattering sound at low speeds - seems to be coming from the governor or the control plate - any ideas, is this a common problem and how should I approach it?

Did it start clattering before or after it was re-greased? The K5ss by Hobart is an excellent mixer and there is no reason why it can't go on for a bunch more years. First you can get clattering if the brushes are less than 5/16th inch long, But that is not usual.

I would think that the rear bearing which is in the center at the rear may be more your problem, That bearing is behind the speed control switch and behind the governor (don't discount the governor being the problem) and is attached by two 3/8th nuts and slides onto the two guide slides that hold the motor parts in place. What i have found over the years is that 1.) the studs can bend (happens but not often) 2.) the bearing which is in the center of the big aluminum housing, (Called rear bearing assembly) moves over the years and causes humming and clattering.
So what to do about it? Loosen the two nuts a turn or two (do not remove) look at the top of the the bearing assembly and you will see a metal tab (used to attach the rear cover) (make sure the bowl and beaters are not attached to the machine) now plug it in and turn it to stir speed or number 2 position, put your finger on top of the tab and press down while the mixer is running, you should hear a change in pitch, and it should effect the clattering noise, (It will go up or down, or you may hear a new noise a light humming) (The humming is caused by the armature no longer in the center of the motor field and getting to close to the stator of the motor while it is operating, when it is out of center the developed magnetic field that causes the armature to turn gives off the humming noise because it is out of center or balance) if you notice that the clattering gets louder or softer by pushing down or pulling up you have to play with it to find the sweet spot, when you find it tighten the two nuts down just enough to hold it in place and no more. It takes a while and you wont hurt the machine but never go above speed two while doing this. If that fixes the problem you may have to do it more than once as the machine continues to age or if you move the machine around a lot. the real problem is the armature needs replacing (if this is the problem). Next you may have the machine timed wrong and that has to do with the speed control switch entirely, let us know what you find if these are not the problems we have a ways to go but they are the usual culprits with your symtom.

Posted on Mar 04, 2013

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208212369.pdf

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