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Speed does not vary on cuisinart mixer SM -55BK

When you turn the mixer on the speed will be high and you can not adjust it

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SOURCE: Sir, I am the owner of a Cuisinart SM-70BC 7-Quart

Follow these steps to find out the problem else call Cuisinart { 1-800-726-0190 } for help :
Remove the back cover by removing the small Phillips screw at the top of the back cover.
Place a rag or cloth over the spring to keep it from moving.
Plug in the mixer.
Move the switch lever to "Stir." This may or may not start the motor.
Turn the two adjusting screws counterclockwise evenly until the planetary turns approximately 60 times per minute.
Test the planetary by holding a right hand finger lightly across the beater shaft. Count how many times the shaft touches the finger in 15 seconds.
Turn the two adjusting screws until the shaft brushes the finger 15 times in 15 seconds.
Lock the two lock nuts using an 11/32" wrench. Check the speed again.
Make further adjustments, if necessary, without loosening the lock nuts on the control board. Unscrew the two adjusting screws.
Move the planetary to speed 6. At this speed, the planetary should turn 180 times per minute. Check speed as you did for the first speed. The planetary will brush your finger 15 times in 5 seconds if the speed is correct.
Turn the adjustment screw at the bottom of the control plate if the speed is less than 15 times in 5 seconds.
Check the revolutions again. Keep adjusting the screw at the bottom until the correct speed is reached. You don't need to lock down this screw.
Test all speeds from "Stir" to #10. If "Stir" and #6 speeds are properly adjusted, the other speeds should be correct automatically. If you notice a definite change in speed between #8 and #10, you have adjusted the mixer speeds correctly.
Replace the back cover and screw in the back cover screw.

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Next, remove and reattach any mixing arms etc that may be attached to the mixer. Having one not attached properly can result in a start, start.
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Problem: Your stand mixer has an
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overloaded, it will shut down to protect
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