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I just got a KitchenAid INC Classic model K45SS-won't turn off

I just got a KitchenAid INC Classic model K45SS from my mother, still in its original packaging, never opened, that she bought in 1991. When I went to use it, the "off" switch doesn't work. As soon as I plug it in, it starts working. Can this be fixed?

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Yes it sounds like it should be easy to fix. You will need to establish what is preventing the speed control mechanism from moving as it should. It sounds mechanical. Try removing the back cover and checking what moves (or doesn't) when the speed lever is moved.

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