Sometimes makes a high pitched whining noise(coming from back of mixer). It works in all three speeds and noise occurs in all three speeds. The timer also does not count down but mixer will run when timer is turned.
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Re: 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.
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You can get the high speed back if you want to play with those three screws. there is a timing scheme for your mixer and it is set and adjusted by manipulating those 3 screws. The bottom center screw is for speeds 6 8 and 10. The best choice is to replace this switch, about $10 bucks on ebay.
That could be gears or the motor or the connector to the mixer head etc. Since this is two weeks old I wouldn't even worry about what just take it back and get a replacement. Even the new kitchenaids are very good and very realiable after years of use and abuse. Abuse is something like Dad I tried making sand from some rocks. Still worked after that btw.
You just got a bad unit which from my experience has been pretty rare. It will be under warranty so just get it replaced and enjoy the new one for years to come instead of worrying about this one.
By not working to mean that the planetary gear wont move? or does it just make a weird noise when it is on a low setting? If the gear is completely stripped the unit shouldn't run on any speed regardless if there is mixture in the bowl or not. Since I can't see the mixer I would say that there might be a slight tear in the gear which would only allow the mixer to get stuck on a slow speed where as on a high speed it is running fast enough to skip that particular tooth. I understand that the mixer is brand new but when it comes to mixers you can strip a gear right out of the box depending on the consistency of the batter you are mixing. If the machine is under a year old it is under warranty and you are allowed free service by an authorized repair center in your area.
It appears that you've got some internal transmission gear issues, and a situation similar to my wife's mixer, which we got new in Dec 2006. It could be as simple as the gears have become loose and are making different contact, hence the noise. The higher the speed, the louder, higher pitched sound you'll get.
It may also be indicative of a potential gear failure (after all our increasing noise, the bevel gear broke and the mixer 'froze'). If your mixer is under warranty, contact Kitchenaid. If it's out of warranty, then take it apart and do a diagnostic exam of the gearing. Whatever you find you should be able to fix yourself.
Be sure to have the Kitchenaid Part Manual (Part No. 8212278 Rev D) on hand if you attempt to disassemble yourself. It also lists all the parts so that you can determine, which parts, if any have failed.
You'd think that the Kitchenaid name would warranty their mixers for a lifetime... So much for quality in America today!
Hi. Lubrication of the planetary is essential for your mixer. If you're still under warranty (1 year) call Kitchenaid for a replacement mixer but don't tell them that you disassembled anything.
If out of warranty, locate Chevron FM ALC EP-2 food grade grease for your mixer AND the planetary.
If you haven't already done so, go to kitchenaid.com, click on customer care, then click on manuals search. Enter your full model # in the search window and locate the parts list for you mixer. Download it, it will assist you with your servicing and will have all the part numbers for your mixer. If you need a new trans housing insist that it be METAL!
I would also remove the transmission cover, inspect it for cracks if it's one of the cheap plastic housings. If you find cracks, you have more problems with potential internal damage caused by these cracks as this housing supports two important gears and shafts. When it fails these gears skip and cause damage to the gear cogs and bearings. Kitchenaid's replacement housing is made of metal. Hopefully all you need is the planetary greased.
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Unfortunately, the Kenmore mixer sounds louder than freight train due to a poor planetary gear design. I had to take mine back so that the neighbors wouldn't **** me.
I hooked up two identical models at the store to get the
same, painfully loud, experience.
I think I prefer the sound of a bandsaw to the grating noise it produced.