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I have a brand new kitchenaid artisan mixer that i have only used once. I cannot move the speed control lever at all.

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Take it back, no point voiding your warranty pulling it apart. You do know you need to put a bit of downwards pressure on that knob when moving it forward and back ??

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How do I replace the speed control lever on a kitchenAid artisan mixer


Remove back cap, remove white wire and black wire from lower corner of speed control plate, both on same side on adjacent terminals. Remove the gasket thing at the back as well.
Remove chrome drip ring from around planetary, knock pin out of planetary and remove the planetary.
Flip upside down on a towel and remove pedestal by taking out hinge pin (1 locking screw from underneath inside pedestal)
Remove all screws from bottom side of gearcase, 5 around planetaty, 2 in the middle and 2 at the back.
You can now seaparate the gearcases to get to the speed control lever which is held on by 1 screw.

Feb 15, 2015 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Speed problems with kitchenaid artisan mixer.


It sounds like two issues, the first is going to be the phase board, you will need to replace it, that should fix your speed issue.

The second issue will be a stripped gear, in that mixer there is a nylon gear that commonly goes bad, that would be the worm gear.

Here is a link to the phase board: http://www.mendingshed.com/kaphaseboard.html
Here is a link to the worm gear:
http://www.mendingshed.com/kawormgear.html

Also here is a link to the service manual: http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf

The service manual will show you how to take apart the mixer, and put it back together.

Jan 31, 2014 | KitchenAid Food Mixers

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Knob for kitchaid stand mixer


I am assuming you mean the little black knob on the speed control has broken off. I will post the solution for that problem.
The speed control lever on KitchenAid mixers has a little black knob on the end (in some cases this may be white or gray). The knob is pressed onto the lever, so if the knob breaks off your only option is to replace the whole lever.
KitchenAid has a kit that will include all you need to replace the speed control lever. It even comes with instructions. Here is a link to the speed control lever kit on our website: http://www.mendingshed.com/kaleverkit.html

The lever kit includes the speed control lever (with knob), speed link, spring, instructions and a gearbox gasket.


The instructions will only walk you through how to hook up the speed control lever, so if you also need a little guidance in taking the mixer apart, and reassembling it please use the KitchenAid service manual. The manual will walk you through all of the repairs you may need on your mixer, including how to take the mixer apart and put it back together. Here is a link to the service manual: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf

Remember, The Mending Shed is a Authorized KitchenAid service center, we can help you with any repair needs for your KitchenAid appliances, plus all of the parts we carry are genuine KitchenAid brand.

Thank you,

Colleen
Customer Service
MendingShed.com
800-339-9297

Apr 15, 2013 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Speed lever replacment


The Service manual will walk you through removing the old speed control lever in an artisan mixer, and how to put it back together correctly.
Here is a link to the service manual: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf
Pay attention to pages 7 and 11 as these cover the removal and replacement of the speed control lever.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Colleen
MendingShed.com
800-339-9297

Jan 27, 2013 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Kitchenaid artisan mixer


The most likely answer is that you need a new speed control switch and there is a possibility that you may need a new worm gear. Can you give a more detailed explanation? What happened last time you used the machine?, what was happening when the problem occurred? What caused you to open the back cover? what else did you inspect or take apart or open up? Please send more info.

Jan 03, 2013 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Mixer has lost all speeds, only works when moving the lever back and forth. The mixer is about 9 years old.


Get a copy of the Repair Part List for your model at Kitchenaid.com
Download a Copy of the Kitchenaid Service manual.

http://www.kitchenaidparts.be/centers/servicemanual/mixer.pdf

Adjust the mixer speeds:
Remove the screw holding the End Cover and locate the three screws from the Control Plate.
All three (2 top left and right, and 1 bottom) must be adjusted.

1. Loosen the lock nuts enough & Turn the 2 top screws clockwise until they cannot be turned
anymore. Leave the bottom screw alone for now.
2. Use a dab of white paint or paper whiteout to mark the positions of the Phillips screws.
3. Plug in your mixer and Set the speed selector to "Stir".
4. Turn each top screw One full turn couterclockwise (alternating between Left and Right)
Keep making one full turn at the time (for both left and right) until the motor starts running.
5. Put your hand near the Agitator shaft and allow it to brush your finger slightly. Use your
watch or clock and start counting the number of times the shaft touches your finger in
60 seconds. The correct count should be 60 RPM (Rounds Per Minute). If it is less
or more than 60, give each screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise or clockwise and start counting
again. Now tighten both lock nuts.
6. Set the speed selector to "6" and turn the bottom screw either clockwise or counterclockwise
to achieve a speed of 180 RPM.

For your reference, the planetary RPM's for the 5-qt. tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer are as follows:
Stir speed - 60
Speed 2 - 95
Speed 4 - 135
Speed 6 - 180
Speed 8 - 225
Speed 10 - 280

Aug 14, 2011 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Hi, the speed lever won't move. I have checked that the bowl is securely placed and adjusted the height of the beaters? Can you tell me what else might be the problem. I have only had the appliance...


The Speed Control lever is linked to the Speed Link mechanism, which in turn moves the
Speed Control Assembly to allow the motor to operate at different speeds.
Get a Repair Part List from Kitchenaid.com for your particular model to see how it works.
As you select different speed setting, the Speed Link simply moves forward or backward,
thus pushing the Speed Control Assembly back and forth.
If you cannot move the Speed Control lever, means that the Speed Link is somehow bent
or out of place. Remove the Motor Housing and the End Cover and check it out.

Jul 01, 2011 | KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PSSM Stand Mixer

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Brand New Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer - Mixer head is stuck


Unplug the mixer, turn the whisk the opposite of normal rotation in a quick motion, the remove a per normal.

Feb 19, 2010 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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Lever speed arm is frozen in the off position


hi i can see your problem there, if you can remove to top cover of your mixer its better cuz' you can see the slider on your speed arm spray it with WD40 rust remover, or any brand that you have wait up to 30 min' to 1 hr and try move slide arm if not try again puting some rust remover, and if it moves its better and then clean it with contact cleaner and if you don't have try lacquer thinner use brush. and dry it up to 2 to 3 hrs to be sure.


peace!

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