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Stopped Mixing While Kneading Bread

Hi,  I used my mixer to make bread the other day and it stopped mixing in the middle.  There was also a noticeable smell, sort of like burning, maybe from friction?  Anyway, it will still mix, but now it sounds scary when I turn it on, like if I leave it on, it will cause more problems. Perhaps something is grinding incorrectly?  I have a  KitchenAid stand mixer 575 Watts 6 Qts model no: KP26M1XMR
I would really like to learn how to fix this myself.  Thanks!!

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  • libbydmccart Jan 31, 2009

    Nope.  The 1 year ran out last July.

  • libbydmccart Feb 01, 2009

    Yeah, so i took off the cover and all that and when I could see that there was nothing obviously wrong without disassembling more, i got nervous and decided to take it in to get fixed.  I'll post what the problem ends up being once they find it :)


    thanks for your help!

  • Rick Belanger
    Rick Belanger May 11, 2010

    Hi Libby. Is your mixer still under warranty?

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Hi again Libby. You're right to be scared about further damage. If you want to fix this machine yourself, stop using the mixer. Go to the Kitchenaid website and download the drawings that match your mixer model Unplug the mixer! Take a screwdriver and remove the silver band from around the head of the unit ( 1 screw). Next remove the four screws that hold the top part of the mixer. Remove that cover, and look for a 'humpy" looking cover at the front of the machine. Examine this transmission cover carefully. If the cover is made of plastic, look for cracks. If you don't find cracks, you'be better off taking it to a repair shop. If you do find cracks in the plastic cover, remove the four screws that secure it. Remove the trans. cover.

You will now see a lot of grease in this exposed transmission. Put on some latex gloves, get a bunch of paper towels and move some of this grease aside so you can lift the worm gear assembly free of the mixer ( see Kitchenaid drawing). Wipe it off and look for damage to the worm (spiral) gear. Look for damage on the other gear of this assembly, inspect the 2 bronze bearings at either end of the shaft. You're looking for cracks in, or pieces missing from the bearings, look for damaged teeth on the gear. Should you find damage at any stage, that part must be replaced. These parts can be ordered from the Kitchenaid website, and will take about a month for them to arrive.

When you order the required parts, insist that the replacement trans. cover be made of metal. When my mixer "blew up", my replacement was a metal one. If your problem dosen't fit the above solution. I can't help you further. If it does, please rate my solution.

Depending how much grease you had to take out to do the inspection, you might have to order a container of grease to replace it. Good luck! ricardok45.

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