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Heheheheheh, not laffing at you but with you, You have just assembled stuff in the wrong place and you have to now adjust the speed control board to get the mixer to start up. Go to the KA site click on support click the drop down menu and click on get manuals then on left side of page click first and choose servicer then drop down and list your model number just as it is listed on the sticker under neath the mixer, click or hit enter and you will be taken to a new page with PDF forms the top section is the owners manual and the second section will be the parts list go to the matching model number and click on it scroll down to your manual and click on it, it will expand in a new window, scroll down and you will see the parts for the electrical area of the mixer, it is easy to figure out and you will quickly see the manner in which you need to assemble everything properly, once you have everything put back correctly you will need to adjust the 3 screws on the speed control plate. start with the two top screws chrome on the top of the black and copper plate, turn counter clockwise until the mixer starts, You can find a few good tutorials about this adjustment on utube that you can use as a guide. Hope this helps please let us know if it did.
If you haven't solved this problem yet, I have a couple suggestions. Take off the motor housing, be VERY careful where the exposed electrical contacts are, then plug it in and turn on the motor with no gears attached. If it spins, cycle through the speeds to make sure they all work, then if they do, revisit your gears. Turn them all by hand and make sure they move easily and smoothly. Make sure the teeth aren't too worn down. I don't know what model you have, but also check anything that holds gears on or in place to make sure they aren't loose or cracked. If the motor does not spin, look at the brushes (you could start by doing this if you wanted to, since they are far easier to take apart than the motor housing, but my guess is this isn't the problem). If the brushes are worn down to near the spring, buy new ones. If the brushes look fine, then either get real brave and pull open the motor to look for broken or worn out parts, or call an electrical engineer friend, or send it off to kitchenaid or a repair shop.
Try tipping the mixer on it's side. the brush holder is a solid brass piece that goes all the way to the armature. You might also try fishing with a hat needle or a dental pick. If it truly is stuck in there and will not come out you are into a complete motor tear down to remove the brush holder to get at the culprit..
It sounds like either your main shaft nuts are loose in which case you can tighten them up. Tighten the bottom planetary nut first then draw up the main shaft with top side nut but not to much. Its possible to overtighten this. You tighten the top until you feel it getting tight then back it off a little. Otherwise you can pinch the gears and everything tight to the shaft by over tightening and your shifter speeds wont work right.
Or If thats not it, Has the transmission been apart recently? Its possible to put that top gear in upside down which will lock it up when turned on. and break additional parts. I'm talking about that two part gear assembly that has the spring loaded diving key in it. Match up the wear points. you should be able to tell which way is up by the wear on top or bottom of that gear.
Or, more helpfully, take them back out. Look in the hole, and you will notice that when you look through, the hole turns square. At the end the square, there is a little tab / square in one corner. It is generally *not* the same on both sides. You'll notice that the end of the piece you took out (the part that looks like a magnet) has one corner cut off -- so it's a rectangular box with one of the corners gone. Line up the missing corner of the piece you took out with the corner that has the little tab -- this allows the piece to get past the tab and be fully inserted. Reminder: check both sides, because they're not the same. And now, more helpfully, if you're curious, check out flea markets and get a broken Kitchenaid to take apart for $20 or so. Don't mess with your nice one. : )
Check the spring pin that locks the motor shaft to the main drive gear in the gear box. You should be able to turn the motor from the back at the cooling fins and watch the shaft spin in the gear, that is if the pin is sheared. That is a common problem. if you plan on keeping this machine for a while, i recomend that you spend a little more on a quality spring pin,
Mine did the same thing. I found the ball bearing inside the switch had fallen off. Put it back on and it works like new!
Pull the mixer case apart. Push in on the seam in the front and back and it will pop open after you remove the 1 screw. Pull the switch apart. There is a spring inside the top part of the switch and a small (1/8") ball bearing should be on top of the spring. Chances are, it has fallen off. Find it and stick it back on the spring while holding the top part of the switch upside down. Put the mixer back together.