New Microweave < 6 Months Old. Came to work, Microwave has NO power at all. Changed outlet..still now power. It's dead. I don't see a fuse box or reset button. what do I do?
I have a MW8117W . It is dead. Changed outlet,still dead. No light, no power, no nothing. It worked to heat a bowlof soup, soup not hot enough. When I tried to set it again, it wasdead and has not worked since. Lady
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There are a few things that may cause this. In no particular order they are:
1. No power at electric outlet.
2. Brush(es) worn out.
3. Switch on control board not making contact or speed link broken.
4. Mixer's power cord faulty.
5. Connection to control board not making contact.
6. Field coil or armature faulty.
7. Highly unlikely -- contact to a brush sleeve has slipped out.
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If the mixer died completely and no noise at all comes from the machine you need one of three things. 1. New brushes2. new speed control switch3. a new motor.
The KP26 is a 6 quart mixer of the new design, post 2002, it is easy to work on and relatively inexpensive for parts if it turns out to be the motor that will be about $100.00, the speed control about 30.00, the brushes on this mixer cannot be replaced you have to install a new motor, sry about that. Hope this helps let us know. But first check that the electric outlet you are working from has not tripped the breaker on the circuit too. I know I know it's silly to say but check the outlet first before you spend a dime on anything.
Hello, There are a few reasons this might happen from ugly to easy lets start with easy and work to ugly. 1. check the outlet you are plugging the mixer into...I know I know but it does happen 2. The cord on the mixer might have a bad connection or one of the flag terminals may have come loose or broke, remember all metal fatigues. If you know how to uses a multi meter an easy check by removing the rear cover and check the power on the contacts from the end of cord that plugs into the wall and then goes into the mixer, you can check by Ohms testing (safer) or by live connection to the outlet in the wall. 3. The brushes on the mixer, one or both may have reached end of life, easy and inexpensive fix. They are under the big plastic screw covers that you see on the side of your mixer. BTW they can only go in one way and if not replaced correctly the mixer will not work even if you have a brand new mixer. 4 The mixer may need a new speed control plate rather more involved because you have to speed tune the mixer after it is replaced but inexpensive and can be performed by anyone from the rear of mixer. BUT!!!! The speed control board may not be bad but only that the mixer needs to be speed tuned. 5. It may be a phase control board gone bad, it is behind the speed control plate, again it can be replaced relatively easily but you also will have to speed tune the mixer and it will be a double digit cost on the part ($25.00-$30.00 unless you go to the internet and search sites, you may find on eBay for 12-15 dollars plus shipping. 6. We are now entering the ugly phase. the items above are all the electric problems that you can fix easily and inexpensively. The next requires a complete tear down of the mixer to replace the Stator and or Armature (the motor). You can do it but it will cost around $60-$70.00 dollars for the motor and then $6.00 for a new gasket which you will need as soon as you open the motor head. Some peeps just re-use the old I would not.BUT!!!! 7. The gears may have stripped while you were using the machine on high and has frozen up so that when you turn it on it won't work. If that is the case then the mixer will have to have the gears and grease and gasket repaired. Gasket=$7.00, Grease=$17-$24.00, it only comes in quarts and you get 30 ounces but only need 6 for a re-grease, Gears, there are 3 and they run between $10.00 for one and up to $30.00 for the pinion tower. No way to tell from the info you sent. I have been fixing kitchenaid mixers for a while and I am only now replacing my first motor. So I think it is an easy to intermediate fix, DIY could spend 3 hours doing and spend $30.00 bucks on parts. The ugly $150.00 to $175.00 and I would recommend a service center do the motor because they will check all gears repack grease install new gasket and do a speed tune when they fix it.
Kitchen aid mixers are great and sometimes need a little TLC and they will last for years and years. If you could explain further exactly what happened during the speed run up and what you were mixing and what model and serial number (can be found on white sticker under base of mixer in the base cavity). then I may be able to narrow down the repair / fix path. If this helps at all please let us know we like to hear if we are able to help.
If this is being used in a commercial setting (I presume it is as it's a D300) the first things I would check is
1 outlet / breaker box /main electric panel 2 Cable from outlet to mixer if the outlet is hot 3 Timer Start Stop switch 4 Motor capacitor 5 Motor (this is ugly as it has a number of electric parts that could have gone bad)
That's the best I can do without further clarification. How did you find it was dead? Did it die while it was in use? Did it make any strange noises? Did it smoke? Do you get any response at all when you turn it on? My first reaction if the cord and outlet are good then I would be looking to the On/Off Timer control switch. It is the most logical if the mixer has not had any other instances of smoking lagging struggling with mixes or advance warning of a problem. It is the most likely answer that a contact is not working. Press all switches and buttons to see if any feel stuck in place. It may be that you only need to open the switch panel and clean out the flour and other gunk. I hope this helps, if so let us know we love hearing from you about a good solution.
hello, is it plugged into a gfi outlet ?in most newer kitchen with in the past 15 years most outlets are gfi in your kitchen,thay have a breaker build into the outlet that you can reset on the cover of the outlet also check your breaker on your main power breaker panel and try a different outlet to make sure the wiring for that outlet is'nt bad, also check the plug wires make sure there not loose if nothing then you'll have to take your blender apart to check the internal components.
I don't know if it will work for you but move the speed lever from front to back a few times as fast as you can. This will polish the contacts. This is like the old fashioned TV tuners. People used to turn them slowly and then complain when they needed serviced every 6 months. Spinning the tuner knob kept the tuners working flawlessly for years.
im sorry to hear what is happening with your mixer. I do not know any places around that area. but i would recommend service. It sounds to me as if it could possibly be the motor assembly not lubricated properly or it could be a power switch going out. either way will be serious to the operation of your mixer. i am not to familiar with that model but im sure the parts can be redily available