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KitchenAid K45SS will not run

This is an old mixer handed down from my wife's mother, an oldie but a goodie. It will not run at all. The only thing that I have checked ( took the back cover off ) is the power cord, which is good - 115V to the mixer. I does not seem like the motor is locked, it just seems like no power is getting to the motor.

What do I need to check and how do I take it apart? I'd love to fix it for my wife who has sentimental attachment to this mixer now that her mom is gone.

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If you know what the brushes in the motor are then you should get some from kitchen aid or an appliance parts store. If you dont know what brushes for the motor are then find a local repair shop that will fix it for you. All the best.

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