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Mixer switch is locked

While the mixer head is down and locked in place the safety lock, Im assuming wont disengage. I can not turn the mixer on.

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If this is a 325 watt Artisan, there is no safety switch I know of unless its in the circuit board. Your mixer is broke.

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