Question about Food Mixers
My mixer is about 30 years old and has run with no problems. Until now. When I move the power lever, it just doesn't do anything. No power at all. This is without warning, no other other symptoms. Just one day, doesn't turn on. I took out the brushes, but they look ok, I don't really know how to tell if they are worn. I took it apart a little and checked the switch with an ohm meter, and it's good. Wiring looks ok, as far as I can tell, power cord is not cracked. I can rotate the planetary thing manually, no grinding gears. Any advice? Should I just replace the brushes, under reasonable expectation that after 30 years of hard use (much bread kneading) they are toast?
I have had the same problem.Chances are that the thermister has burnt out. This is not a major problem. You can get the part at radio shack for about $1. All you need is a little screwdriver and about 10 minutes and it will be fixed. The thermister is a silver (fuse) that is located on the back of the motor the other side goes to the speed control board. Radio shack sells this thermister in a two pack put one in and tape the other in the cover for the next time this happens.The thermister should be 120v @ either 135 degrees or anything around 150 degrees. The thermister is an overheat limiter that prevents the motor from burning out.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
MY K5A DID THE SAME THING I STRECHED THE SPRINGS AND SANDED THE AMATURE AND THE MOTOR RUN .IT HARD TO GET TO THE AMA. BUT YOU CSN WITHOUT TAKING IT OUT .
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