Question about KitchenAid KT2651X Epicurean Stand Mixer

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I have a KitchenAid KT2651X. I was kneading bread dough and it started smoking and shut off. I unplugged it and turned it to the off/reset possition. A couple weeks later plugged it in and tried to turn it on but nothing happened.

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  • Karen S Feb 12, 2008

    If it was the motor wouldn't it make SOME noise when I turn it on?

  • Karen S Feb 12, 2008

    The motor shaft moves freely by hand.

  • Karen S Feb 29, 2008

    I ended up taking it to a local shop and he said it was a fuse and the speed control. We'll see if that does it. Ihaven't got it back yet.


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Put some lubrication to it...

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 18, 2008

    i think ur motor is not receiving proper power.. recheck it using some tech..

    this will surely fix u..

    thank you

    good luck

    dont forget to rate the solutions

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 19, 2008

    since you have also said that there is some smoke then it must be some surely due to some high voltage that have caused that fault.

    even i had my power board burnt up in one of my equipments once. and that was due to high voltage.

    also repairing this depends upon how much damage has happened to the PCB.

    if it has burnt to the worst case then you will have to replace the whole power board.

    if only that component has damaged and BOARD is safe means then the cost incurred will be very less. only that component which has damaged.

    now for finding what component has got damaged you will have to equip yourself with a multimeter. using that find which component is not receiving the voltage properly.

    now take a solder rod and a lead and flux. now remove that component from back side.

    now put in the new component and solder it again.

    WARNING: but do all this only if u pretty handy in electronics. else you will do it in ur own risk.

    also dont forget to rate the solutions.

    thank you

    good luck

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 26, 2008

    what happened???


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You must call a tech assistance to inspect electric circuit and motor windings, shaft bearings, bushes etc.
If you have not some technical experience it's not recommended to do it by yourself. (Your appliance must be disassembled to figure out what caused smoke.)
Important Safeguards:

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following:
1. Read all instructions
2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put mixer in water or
other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary when this or any appliance is used near
4. Unplug mixer from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off
parts and before cleaning.
5. Avoid contacting moving parts. Keep hands, hair, clothing, as well as
spatulas and other utensils away from beater during operation to reduce
the risk of injury to persons and/or damage to the mixer.
6. Do not operate mixer with a damaged cord or plug or after the mixer
malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return appliance
to the nearest authorized service center for examination, repair or electrical
or mechanical adjustment. Call the KitchenAid Customer Satisfaction Center
at 1-800-541-6390 for more information.
7. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by KitchenAid may
cause fire, electrical shock or injury.
8. Do not use the mixer outdoors.
9. Do not let the cord hang over edge of table or counter.
10. Remove flat beater, wire whip or dough hook from mixer before washing.
11. This product is designed for household use only.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Feb 12, 2008

    The stator in an AC motor is a wire coil, called a stator winding. It's built into the motor. When this coil is energized by AC power, a rotating magnetic field is produced.

    If the wire coil of the motor is short circuited or burned at some point perhaps make some noise trying to rotate.

    Also unplug AC power and make sure that motor shaft and reduction gears can rotate freelly by hand.

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Feb 12, 2008

    So as motor can rotate freely the electric circuit must be checked. Use a multimeter to measure the resistance at its cord terrminals with power switch position "On". If reading measurement is infinite implies an open circuit problem (Check any Fuse, power cord, switch, wires etc for continuity.)

    If reading is too low (i.e below 50 Ohm) may motor winding is burned.

    Rewinding a motor usually is not the cheaper solution.It depends on how much you accept to pay for your machine to have repaired and in working condition.


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Most likely because you smelled smoke, the motor burned out.
Depending on how old it is, the brushes in the motor may be short.
If you were lucky, if the brushes are replaced, it may work.
The best thing to do is, take it apart.
If the motor itself smells burned you can bet it is.
Just make sure it is unplugged and then remove screws holding it together. Probably are screw on the bottom of it.
If is probably better to replace the motor if you want to keep the machine. That is if it's cheaper than replacing.
Let me know and I will try finding a cheap enough motor replacement.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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    Hjalmer Lamminen Feb 13, 2008

    Motors when stuck normally make a humming noise.
    If yours is completely burned out or the brushes are worn out, then you may not hear any noise, because there is no current flowing in the motor.
    Something else could have burned out. If you look inside, then you can see first hand what it is and then I can find a part for you or direct you to the place to get one.
    I have worked for 30+ on electric motors and all types of motor controls in and outside of industry.


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Hello sir

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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    isaac johny Feb 12, 2008

    due to the smoke as you have indicated it must have damaged the power circuit....or short circuitary in the power cord....
    if any part of the power circuit is burnt its cheap to get it replaced or if any other in main circuit is affected then it may cost you....
    if you are handy with your electrical skills then you can try replacing the burnt part....


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