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Kitchen Aid Mixer Problem

I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer Model Number K45, which was my grandmother's. I believe it is about 20 years old. It has always worked beautifully until the last 6 months. It still works but I have noticed that the last few times I have used it, the motor begins to smell "hot" and there is a "Yellowing" happening around the metal band near the speed knob that goes around the whole head. I read the information regarding what to do if it was leaking oil, I think it may have done that at some time. I do not use it on a regular basis, mostly around yearly holidays, since all of my kids have gone. This machine is very special to me because it was my grandmother's and it is not that I could not afford a new one, but that this one is so special. I would appreciate it is you know of a small appliance "fix-it" shop in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, or you have some suggestions. you can reach me at Thanks for any help you can give me! Denice R. Caouette

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Re: Kitchen Aid Mixer Problem

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

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