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Won't turn on

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Check for broken wire under back cover, check carbon brushed under black screw covers on sides. The brushes are keyed and only work one way.

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Download a Copy of the Kitchenaid Service manual.

http://www.kitchenaidparts.be/centers/servicemanual/mixer.pdf

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Each Carbon Brush must make contact with the Motor Coils. The
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If the brushes are too worn out, of course they won't touch the coils
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