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KitchenAid K5A mixer stopped working. No motor sounds. Took capacitor out of circuit did not start. Installed new motor bushes. This is the pre-solid state model. Any ideas on what to trouble shoot?

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Is the motor getting power when turned on? NUMBER ONE TEST.

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

  • Bob Albert
    Bob Albert Dec 22, 2016

    Is there a way of testing for voltage without taking more than the rear access apart?

  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 22, 2016

    You must access the motors electrical connections, so whatever that entails you must do.

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