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Kitchenaid mixer shot sparks when turned to high

I was whipping cream and when I turned the speed to 10 there was a loud pop and sparks flew out the back of my mixer (it popped the GFCI). Tried to turn it back on and same thing happened. When I opened the back there is a charred spot and a wire (not electrical) is burned off and left a welded spot on the body. Brushes appear to be in good condition.

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Tanya, it sounds like there might have been a short to ground, that is when a wire comes loose and touches the housing. So you will definitely have to rewire/fix the wiring in the mixer, there is a wiring diagram in the KitchenAid service manual (http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf)

There may have also been damage to the speed control plate or phase board, either part would have burn marks on it in most cases.



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You can find replacement parts here: http://www.mendingshed.com/regmixerparts.html

And as always if you have any questions give us a call, we have technicians that work on these every day at our repair shop that can help guide you in the repair.

-Colleen @Mending Shed

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

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This is a simple fix, the speed control switch needs to be replaced and you are probably going to have to do a rewire job on the wires that got welded to the frame, this really requires a trained tech to repair. If you do it wrong you will burn up the motor.

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