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Kitchenaid 250 watt. Speeds up and slows down on its own?

This mixer works great except it speeds up and slows down while mixing and also it seems to get hotter than I thought it would?

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  • icguy42 Mar 01, 2009

    Sorry I didn't clarify in the original post. The mixer is new. This is only the second time I have used it. The first time it worked just fine.

  • James Chandler May 11, 2010

    how old is it?

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Call the Kitchenaid service number (1-800-541-6390 in the U.S.). As your unit is still under warranty, and they are very proactive I'm sure this problem will be readily resolved.

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