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I have a classic k45sswh kitchen aid mixer. I removed back cover and replaced and now it does not start.Then removed brushes and must have put them incorrect but still it don't start. I notice a angle on one corner of the brushes - which corner does that brush go?? I assume there is an adjustment using the screw however still I am unable to get it to start. How do U adjust it to perfect?? Does that adjustment screw affect the starting or just speeds?? I know the brushes are part of the starting issue forsure. Help pls

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Hi TRADESGIRLS, you are correct, the brushes have to seat correctly on the armature’s commutator or you won’t get any ‘juice. Unfortunately, the ‘screws’ on the sides of the mixer are just the Brush Holder Caps (brush cover), which allow you access to the brush holder assembly and has nothing to do with ‘adjusting’ the brushes. From what done already, still I suspect that one or both of the brushes is (are) not seated properly.
The brushes need to be installed so that they both seat correctly on the armature's commutator. See the illustration below:
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I'd suggest removing them again and making sure the concave contact face rests completely on the armature’s commutator. If you've turned it 90 degrees too much, it won’t seat properly and you get no power to the motor.
It would also be helpful to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use K45SSW, and select the first file K45SSWH0.pdf (341.41 KB) listed under Parts List (1) and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 6 & 7, titled “Motor And Control Parts”, which provides an exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer’s electrical components, along with all the parts. Locate Illus No 32, Brush holder assembly that includes Illus. Nos. #18, 21, 22, 23 & 31, and Illus. No. 19, Brush & Spring assembly respectively.
The Parts List illustration along with the picture above regarding the orientation of the brushes should get your mixer powered back up and operational. Good luck! I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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