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So our mixer was making a high pitched wincing noises and my wife continued to use it against my advice.  Then it finally started grinding and she stopped.  It had no warranty anymore so I took the cover off and saw that the plastic gear housing was broke and one of the bearings fell apart.  I purchased new ones on the net and fixed everything and put it back together.  It's still making an odd sounds and I think it may be in the rotary gears by the attachments.  I can't get inside to take a look and I'm thinking it's time for a pro to take a look.  Who do I call and what do I do?

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Http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/customer-service here u go. Customer care will direct you to a certified kitchen aid repair shop in your area.

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Hi, JSTEWART431, are you sure it’s the motor or could it be the transmission gears where the noise is coming from? Are you sure it's the motor or could it be the transmission?
It 'sounds' like you've got some transmission gear issues. It could be as simple as through normal use the gears have shifted slightly in the transmission and the gear teeth are making different contact, hence the grinding noise. The higher the speed, the louder, higher pitched sound you'll get. Alas, the noise may also be indicative of a potential gear failure, similar to my wife’s mixer where the mixer’s increasing noisiness finally ended with a broken tooth on the bevel gear and the mixer 'froze'.
If you are DITY type person, feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty you can troubleshoot it yourself. Be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM90P, and select the first file listed under Parts List (16) and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
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The next possibility to check would be with the motor itself, but electric motors are pretty simple mechanisms and generally don't fail. Using the parts list, you can see what needs to be inspected and determine if any motor parts need replacement. (Generally only brushes wear out, but I don’t think that would cause your grinding sound.)
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here’s a link to an excellent site for disassembling/fixing your KA Mixer: http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm and another link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of mixer’s grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html
If you feel troubleshooting and repairing is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping.
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KLIMTJ1123 ? I?m sorry to hear about the grinding noise in your KA mixer. The grinding noise does not bode well for your mixer?s internal transmission. From the symptoms you describe, it sounds like one of the gears may be getting ready to fail. Your circumstances are very similar to my wife?s mixer (the same model and similar usage), but hers ?ground? to a halt in early October. Since it was out of warranty, I decided to troubleshoot and fix it myself. The inspection and troubleshooting of the inside of your mixer is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case, KP2671, and select the first file of the 24 listed under Parts List (check to see it this matches your mixer model). Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled ?Case, Gearing and Planetary Unit?, which provides and exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. As far as replacement parts go, here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com. Prices for the same part can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping. Finally, here's a link to an excellent site that details the disassembly and replacement of a mixer's grease, which might be helpful, too. It?s a different model, but I found if very helpful, just the same: http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html After disassembling my wife?s mixer I found that a bevel gear tooth had broken and one right next to it was getting ready to break. I ordered a replacement bevel gear (actually two), a gasket and grease, and reassembled the mixer and now it works better than when we first unpacked it. Fixing your mixer yourself is much easier than shipping it off to a repair center, and you have the gratification of know that you did it yourself. I hope this helps! Howard, Burke, VA If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

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