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Switch no longer will turn machine on. one moment it turned on, 15 seconds later nothing. Took bottom off and all connections were intact. Machine is 15 years old? Do I just replace the switch? If so , where might i find a switch? What is usual problem in such cases? Thanks for your help.


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SOURCE: kitchenaid mixer speed

I have the same problem. I contacted KitchenAid they blew me off with
"I am sorry to have learned you are experiencing problems with your KitchenAid product.
Your model and serial number indicate that your 2005 model Stand Mixer is outside of the warranty period, however you may find the part or repair for your appliance locally by contacting an authorized repair center in your area. To locate an authorized repair center please click on the following website link:
They obviously have a defective poor product now and will not stand behind it!!!

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Mixer just won't turn on -speed control jammed

Well, I half fixed it thus far anyway.
I got the speed lever freed up - just by jiggiling it back 'n forth, standing from behind with the mixer sitting upright on my counter. I was surprised when it just clicked free. With a tiny flashlight, I could see that the lever mechanism worked from a sharp angle to move the bar which pushes the circuit board back, (which is on springs) which lets the contacts on the circuit board close up, to run. Pull the lever back to off and the contacts separate, breaking the electrical current.

I sprayed some DW-40 lubricant on the little gear inside where the speed lever joins up, and it freed up even more - works very smoothly now, pushing the circuit board back 'n forth nicely.

But now when I plug it in, nothing happens. Lever works fine, but no spark.
Maybe I should not have used DW-40 ?
Maybe I should have used alcohol spray instead ? Or just plain air ?

I may have disturbed the electrical contacts or dirtied something ?
It's hard to tell.
I'm going to let this dry out a bit with the back cover off and see what happens in the morning.

I'm beginning to think this model was made in China or something.
These things never died so easily in my parents day.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: KitchenAid 250 Watts; Classic: Leaking Oil

Found this,may be helpful.
Why do I see oil leaking from the beater shaft of my stand mixer?
Some KitchenAid® stand mixers that are not used very often or have been tipped may experience slight oil leakage from the shaft or hub attachment. To avoid the oil leakage, KitchenAid suggests that you run the mixer weekly for short periods of time. Generally, the mixer may lose approximately X cup of oil before repair is necessary. The oil used is FDA approved and is not harmful to consume, should any get into the food that you are preparing.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Power On Problem

if you remove the top you will find a tiny fuse wrapped in a black band on the left side from the back. It connects two white wires which power the top-side motor brush. Most likely this needs to be replaced. You can check by bypassing it with roach clips or a copper wire. Unplug the machine first and be careful!

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: kitchenaid k45ss won't turn on

if you remove the top you will find a tiny fuse wrapped in a black band on the left side from the back. It connects two white wires which power the top-side motor brush. Most likely this needs to be replaced. You can check by bypassing it with roach clips or a copper wire. Unplug the machine first and be careful!

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Power On Problem

Check to see if the contact points on the control board are working. Adjust the screws at the top of the control board until the contacts make contact. That should fix your problem.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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