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My mixer wont turn off...the speed lever wont stay in off position so I have to unplug to turn off. Can I take it apart and fix it?

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I have this same problem!! mine is less than a yr old. im upset that i paid so much for this problem. love the mixer but dang, this shouldnt be happening.

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My mixer wont stay turned off it springs back to number 1 speed so i have to turn off via plug socket


Shelly, usually this can be repaired without needing ANY parts! Its pretty simple but you do have to tear apart the mixer. Here is a link to the service manual: http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf

99% of the time you are dealing with a loose screw. So take the mixer apart, once you have done that you will find the speed control lever with knob has a screw that holds it in place and in contact with the spring. That screw can work loose and if not all the way tightened will allow your mixer to pop back into speed one. Simply tighten the screw and see if the mixer will operate correctly.

If the speed lever is working through all 10 speeds correctly re-assemble the mixer. If it does not correct the problem you will want to buy the speed control lever kit.
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This will include a new speed control lever with knob, the spring, link and a gearbox gasket.
KitchenAid Mixer Speed Control Lever Kit 4176230

The part number you will be looking for is 4176230, it is only about $7 plus shipping of $3.25.

-Colleen @ Mending Shed

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Why wont my classic kitchenaid mixer switch off


Good Morning,

There is a spring inside your mixer attached to the speed control switch and speed control arm, the spring can sometimes get caught on the slide bar that is just below it inside the mixer. The other reason is that the speed control switch plate in the rear of the machine (that the spring attaches to) vibrates the three speed adjustment screws out or in and the spring will pull the speed switch (control arm that you use to control mixing speed when using the mixer) back to the stir position after you try to turn the mixer off.

If it is a spring problem you will have to do a full tear down to get at the spring and either free it or replace it. If it is a problem with the adjustment screws on the speed plate, that can be handled at the rear of the machine and is twice as easy to get at but sometimes much more frustrating to adjust. There are "YouTube" videos on the internet that will walk you through the process of adjusting your speed control plate just Google "adjusting speed on kitchenaid mixer" I hope this helps. please let us know if it does and if you have other questions just post them here and we will "FixYa"

Sep 11, 2014 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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How do I fix a speed control switch that doesn't stay in the off position?


My daughter had this problem with her mixer. The problem is that the screw that holds the speed lever has come loose. To get at the screw you have to dismantle the head. It took me about 1/2 hour to take it apart and put it back together. It is not that hard, except that you have to drive a pin out of the beater shaft. Works great now.

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Kitchenaid mixer K45SS only has one speed, slow. Have taken apart and regreased the machine. I plugged it in while the planetary head was off and it went through the speeds as normal, but as soon as


Did you clean the are around the variable-speed control lever?

Please be sure to unplug the mixer BEFORE disassembling the mixer.

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/kitchenaid-k45sswh0-classic-stand-mixer-parts-c-114958_114959_115060.html?page=4

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/11983/How_to_Replace_the_Speed_Sensor_and_Control_Board_on_a_KitchenAid_Pro_6_Mixer.html

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Kitchenaid stand mixer won't stay in off position


The speed control lever is either bent or the screw it pivots on has come loose. The only way to solve the problem properly is to take off the back cover, remove the white and the black wires from the speed control plate, remove it from the pedestal (1 screw up inside the pedestal to remove hinge pin), take the chrome drip ring off, remove the planetary and remove the 9 screws holding the 2 case halves together. That will allow you access to the lever and you will be able to tighten the screw or remove and bend the lever to give it more tension on the bumps in the housing that hold it in off or speed positions. This list is pretty much in order of how you do it.

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The speed lever on my KSM 90 won't lock in the off position.


Do you have a manual? You can download one from Kitchen Aid, small appliances. There should be a schematic and how to that will help.

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SPEED CONTROL ALWAYS ON HIGH


Speed control plate at the back is stuck in the high position or you need a new phase board. That's the small PCB under the back cover at the top.

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Model K5SS -- The speed control lever will not stay in the slowest position - STIR - but will pop over to the next position - 2. Can I adjust anything to fix this problem?


Open up the Motor Housing and inspect the Switch Lever with Stud.
The Lower Gearcase has many depressions which allow the stud to
snap into it when the Speed Selection lever is moved. If the Stud
is worn out then there isn't much you can do but replacing it.
3184193 is the Switch Lever And Stud part number for your model.

Jul 03, 2011 | KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial...

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Kitchenaid stand mixer will not stay in the off position.


There is a spring, item #4, which hooks on to the bottom of the control plate, item # 25, and pulls it back when you move the lever to off. Remove the rear cover and see if that spring is still connected to the control plate and to the lever arm, Item # 3. Here is the diagram:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208212369.pdf

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KichenAid K5SS Speed lever does not stay in ''off'' position. When the lever is placed in the off position it moves to speed 1 immediately.


Hi Burt. Go to mendingshed.com, look up kitchenaid mixer parts. Near the top of the page, locate the free kitchenaid service manual. Download this valuable manual, it will help you to diagnose and repair your mixer. Mending Shed also sells KA parts. If you order parts directly from kitchenaid be prepared to wait for at least a month for the parts to arrive.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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