Mixer goes really fast then stops
First thing, check the Hall Effect Sensor (part # 9703312) to make sure that it is seated snugly AND properly! The Hall Effect sensor measures the speed of a tiny rotating magnet and basically tells your mixer how fast it should rotate. I was experiencing the same problem that many others have described here--my mixer would go really fast no matter what speed I put it on and it would shut off after five seconds. I came to the FixYa site and saw that one solution that seemed to work was to replace the Hall Effect sensor. So I went to a local hardware store and purchased a new Hall Effect Sensor for about $13. After I replaced the "defective" sensor, my mixer still did not work. So, I started experimenting with the three prong orientation of the control board--this can make a big difference. After a little trial and error, I found the correct orientation for the sensor and my mixer worked good as new! But I was curious to see if the improper orientation was the cause of my original "defective" sensor. So I put the "defective" sensor back with the proper orientation and THIS ALSO FIXED MY SPEED PROBLEM! There was nothing wrong with my original Hall Effect Sensor at all--it simply was not snugly or properly seated! I'm not sure how it happened--possibly over time the sensor prongs may have become unseated from the vibrations of running the mixer on high speeds--but my original Hall sensor was not seated properly or snugly. So before you run out and buy a new Hall Effect sensor make sure that the original one is not only snugly seated but also properly oriented! If I knew how to add digital pics, I would have put pictures in my comments to clearly demonstrate what I found. Unfortunately, I am not sure how to do this.
To sum this up:
1. Download the parts information and diagrams from the Kitchenaid site and find the Hall sensor (part # 9703312).
2. Make sure that the Hall sensor is firmly attached on both ends. The actual sensor should be located next to a tiny magnet and this end needs to be securely seated. And the other end of the Hall effect sensor has three small prong holes which also need to be firmly and corrected seated to the control board!
Bottom line, my mixer is working like new and I put the original Hall Effect sensor back in the mixer. I'm going to hold on the new one as a backup...you never know.
Dec 29, 2007 |
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