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MOTOR SPINS ON MY CLASSIC STAND MIXER BUT GEARS DON'T ENGAGE

THE MOTOR ON MY STAND MIXER SPINS AND SEEMS TO BE AT THE PROPER SPEEDS BUT THE GEARS DON'T ENGAGE AT 10 IT SEEMS TO WANT TO GO BUT YOU CAN STOP THE MIXER BY HAND This mixer is only 2 and a 1/2 years old no problems or noises previously

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  • korongo Mar 17, 2009

    my motor runs but the rotor does not turn & makes tak tak noise. please help

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    The motor runs but the beater shaft or the beater do not turn around/spin.

  • Rick Belanger
    Rick Belanger May 11, 2010

    Hi. Were you making bread dough or cookie dough at the time it broke? Did you hear a CRACK when the mixer failed?



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Hi all. There is damage to the transmission caused by overloading the mixer with bread or cookie dough, or by dropping a spoon or measuring cup into the mixer while it was working.

Go to mendingshed.com and download their free kitchenaid repair manual. This manual has all you, or a repair person will need to repair your model's mixer. Mending Shed also sells needed parts.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. ricardok45

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