Question about KitchenAid 32685 Mixer
I have recently blown a friends kitchen aid mixer by using it and not realsing it's an american model and would thus need to use her US to UK wattage converter. Have I blown it entirely?!
Unfortunately this model is not sold here so my advice can only be general advice. Over voltage will normally blow a PCB before the fuse has a chance to blow so you should be investigating that part first before looking for a fuse it may not have. It is only going to be fixed by an appliance repair technician, preferably one authorised by Kitchen Aid. As a rule I would not expect the PCB to be repairable after double over voltage. It is probably going to need for it to be replaced. Now is probably a good time to enquire with your Kitchen Aid repairman to see if conversion to your UK voltage is economic or possible as money is going to have to be spent anyway.
Posted on May 12, 2014
Plan on buying a replacement.
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer
I have this problem too -it is rather common if you search the web. There was a suggestion posted on this site about what to do. See http://www.fixya.com/support/t125253-mixer_leaking_oil I have also read about other people taking it to a Kitchen Aid repair place where they repacked the grease for about $45. I took mine apart and there is gobs of grease around the gears. Right now I am still trying to figure out what to do. I am going to have my father look at it to see what he thinks since he is good with motors. The Kitchen Aid web site says that the grease is FDA approved, so at least it's not going to kill you if a little gets in your food. Their suggestion is to take it out and run it for about 5 minutes at least once a week. They say it leaks if it is not used often enough. That logic doesn't make much sense to me, but you could try it. Mine seems to leak more when I run it because the grease heats up and liquifies more. I hope that helps. I'll let you know what happens with mine, once it's fixed. Lisa
Posted on Jan 19, 2007
SOURCE: Kitchen aid mixer, voltage issue
Why not just buy a power converter for the mixer and other electronics on Amazon. They are cheap and can be adjusted for
110 - 240 and can be used anywhere in the world.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Check the motor brushes. You'll see two black plugs with flathead screwdrivera small one, Unscrew to check, if only springs or very worn,youll,know.Its a maintenance problem.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Hi. Goto kitchenaid.com. Click on the Customer Care button, click on find manuals, in the search window, enter k45sswh. this page will show the operating manual and farther down the page the parts manual. Download both these files.
Go to mendingshed.com and locate their FREE kitchenaid service manual and download it. This manual will greatly assist you or a repair person should your mixer ever need repair.
A word of caution...Do not overload the mixer with too much bread or cookie dough or it will cause damage to the transmission. Use the recommended capacities found in the manual.
If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Hi, BRIANMICHELL ? How much oil are we talking about, and over what period? How old is your machine? Your KA mixer?s internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a lifetime, whatever that means. Depending on the age of your mixer, where it was stored (warm temps possibly?) and how long it's been idle and/or how heavily it?s been used; these factors all will eventually cause the lubricant grease to separate into its base oil from its additives, with the resultant oil seeping from openings beyond the gasket down the agitator shaft. Gravity can be very insidious. 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, try KSM150PS, and select one of the files listed under Parts List (check to see it this matches your mixer model). Turn to pages 6 & 7, titled ?Case, Gearing and Planetary Unit?, which provides and exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. For starters you may want to order parts #15, transmission gasket, and # 16, O-ring, along with some food-grade grease. Also, while you?re inside the guts of your mixer you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. It can be messy but gratifying. As far as 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. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
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