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Where do I get a K5A mixer repaired near Killeen, Texas?

Have not done anything yet. Runs okay and mixes okay, but just started making a clicking/chattering noise like an old sewing machine this past week. Mixer is at least 35 years old. I am not using it for fear of making it worse. I am at the fix or replace point.

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SOURCE: Disassembling the mixer

does the plug run through the base or the back of the unit?

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common problem. Worm gear & bracket #PS734273 about $36.

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SOURCE: kitchenaid mixer mades a high pitch squeak when mixing

Take it to a local repair shop and they should be able to fix it in no time.

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SOURCE: my kitchen aid mixer makes a clicking sound when it is on

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.

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid K5A mixer 10 speed only runs on fast, no slow speed

Pull the back off and there will be two screws at the top of the Speed Control Plate and a 3rd screw at the bottom. Tighten the top two screws down. Let me know if it works.

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