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Won't shift speeds

I've tried to adjust he screws on the contac plate so that the mixer will go to the right speed but the bottom contact seems like it always want to stay open at the slow speeds which turns off the motor?

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    K45SS Powers on in a high speed regardless of what position the indicator is set to

  • tjee Dec 17, 2007

    I have the same problem. It runs at the highest speed no matter where the speed control is.

  • jetset Dec 29, 2007

    My mixer will only operate on high speed and will not operate at any of the other speeds.

  • Lize728 Jan 09, 2008

    I have the same problem, the machine doesn't want to run slowly and shifts dirctly into high speed.

  • cookingfreek Jan 06, 2009

    Has one speed-high

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    motor on my kitchenaid stand mixer not working after i took out speed control plate and reinstaled it.I tried to adjust and still motor not turning.help please

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Ok so the set-up looks sortof like this (lets hope the formatting of this website/your computer doesn't mess it up...)
       C           D
        /  /    \  \   \/                                    |    | ___   /\ |    |   <B
  A
A is the rivet holding the arm to the plastic body B is the contact with a little tab. C is the copper arm D is the arm's contact
there is a copper arm (C) that has a contact on one end (D).  If this contact is ALWAYS open (should only be open when mixer is off) it is either bent (carefully reform) or has come loose at the rivet marked A.  On mine, the rivet at postn. A had come loose, i simply rotated it so that the contacts touched and super-glued the copper to the plastic (which should be rivited).
Since the copper was not discolored, I knew that the temps should not be too high for the super glue to handle (not in my opinion anyway). 

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