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Sometimes mixer runs when turned on, sometimes not

My mixer was running just fine, but now sometimes it runs and sometimes it does not.

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You might need a new cut off transister or you may get rid of the old one, it is located under the transformer covers in yellow tape.
Happy cake making..

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Sound electrical to me.... what kind of mixer ?

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Why won't our kitchenaid stand mixer run?


He rdnowak:
I am sure #10 in the highest speed, but are you saying it will only run at #10? if so I would start by removing the cover again. Hopefully no parts are missing. Make sure the selector switch is moving things on the board if possible. I mean if you can move it with you finger you should be able to move it with the selector lever. Sorry for the trouble but I have never taken mine apart I just clean the out side. I do no this. Sometimes I must take something apart and reassemble them several times before getting them to work the way they are supposed to.
Best of luck
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May 15, 2014 | KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KP26M1X-...

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Mixer works fine with speeds up to 6, but changing to 8-10, speed stays the same.


Sometimes can be caused by running too fast on the lower speeds. Should be 13 to 15 revolutions in 15 seconds on speed 1 then a slight increase only on speed 2.

Aug 01, 2013 | KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial...

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My K5A 300watt Kitchenaid mixer only goes one speed (as fast as possible) no matter what speed setting it is on. It also sometimes turns on by itself when it is plugged in but the switch is in the off...


Get a copy of the Repair Part List for your model at Kitchenaid.com
Download a Copy of the Kitchenaid Service manual.

http://www.kitchenaidparts.be/centers/servicemanual/mixer.pdf

Adjust the mixer speeds (if necessary):
Remove the screw holding the End Cover and locate the three screws from the Control Plate.
All three (2 top left and right, and 1 bottom) must be adjusted.

1. Loosen the lock nuts enough & Turn the 2 top screws clockwise until they cannot be turned
anymore. Leave the bottom screw alone for now.
2. Use a dab of white paint or paper whiteout to mark the positions of the Phillips screws.
3. Plug in your mixer and Set the speed selector to "Stir".
4. Turn each top screw One full turn couterclockwise (alternating between Left and Right)
Keep making one full turn at the time (for both left and right) until the motor starts running.
5. Put your hand near the Agitator shaft and allow it to brush your finger slightly. Use your
watch or clock and start counting the number of times the shaft touches your finger in
60 seconds. The correct count should be 60 RPM (Rounds Per Minute). If it is less
or more than 60, give each screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise or clockwise and start counting
again. Now tighten both lock nuts.
6. Set the speed selector to "6" and turn the bottom screw either clockwise or counterclockwise
to achieve a speed of 180 RPM.

For your reference, the planetary RPM's for the 5-qt. tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer are as follows:
Stir speed - 60
Speed 2 - 95
Speed 4 - 135
Speed 6 - 180
Speed 8 - 225
Speed 10 - 280

Aug 14, 2011 | KitchenAid Food Mixers

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Got a hobart mixer model h600-t cutting off and kicking breaker,it runs sometimes for about 5 min. when the ladys are mixing bread,checked amps,not under a load


If you can access the brushes you may want to inspect them. If anything but the carbon brush is touchiing thhe armature. It with trip a breaker.. Unplug it before accessing the brushes < -- my disclaimer :)

Oct 27, 2009 | Hobart H600 Stand Mixer

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Sometimes when I turn my kitchenaid stand mixer on it won't move, like its slipping, but if i give it a gentle push it runs. it doesn't do it all the time. What could cause this? It looks like when you...


if it has an internal saftey clutch this could be worn out or requiring adjustment , another cause could be a sheared woodruff key which fixes the drive pulleys on to the various shafts/gearbox etc

Oct 20, 2009 | KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial...

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Hobart mixer A200 Rotation


Assuming the unit is 120v, single phase, my money is on a bad electronic start switch (not to be confused with the on/off switch) It's not visible without some disassembly. Usually, it is located at the rear of the motor cavity. Take note of all the info on your model data plate then go here to obtain a parts breakdown on your particular mixer. http://www.hobartservice.com/Parts/

I'd suggest replacing the capacitor as well.

Sep 28, 2009 | Hobart A200 Stand Mixer

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Mixer turns sometimes


The smell is the motor overheating and intermittant run is worn brushes in the motor

Jul 04, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Whining noise in all three speeds.


There is only one bearing in the back a an A200, the rear motor bearing. Page 12 -- Otherwise I'd look for something rubbing the motor. (wire, capacitor shield) The two back side covers are easy to remove, two screws each.

http://www.hobartlink.com/extranet/extranetmanualsandcatalogs.nsf/57866D624A678E7385256CB0007232DA/$File/F-19357%20(05-95).pdf

The timer is also in the link. The part is not cheap, but easy to install.

Jun 20, 2008 | Hobart A200 Stand Mixer

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