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Kp26m1xwh Kitchenaid mixer 575 watt stopped working.

Sounds like a part broke while I was mixing bread dough. How do I open it up to look for part?

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On the back of the mixer is a screw holding on the Kitchenaid name plate band that wraps around the mixer. Remove this screw and the name plate and then you'll see four screws (two on each side) holding on the top cover for the mixer. Remove the four screws and then lift off the top cover and you'll see the motor, circuit board and gear box that operate the mixer.

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