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KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus - Runs at Full Speed

We have a KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus stand mixer that is approximately 3 years old. Tonight when my wife was using it, it seemed to be working normally. When I went to use it after her it started acting up.

What happens is when you turn it to the 1st speed (out of 10), it winds up and starts running as if I had turned it to 10. I played with it a little, unplugging it, turning it to 10 and slowly stepping down to 1, turning it to 1 and slowly stepping up to 10, etc. No matter what I try, this thing will not run at any other speed than 10. Any ideas what I can do about this?

I'm leaving it unplugged for the night to see if letting it sit overnight helps. I will probably call KitchenAid tomorrow, but don't anticipate a lot of help since it is out of the 1-year warranty.

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  • barbdonm Jul 21, 2008

    My Kitchen Aid mixer also runs at full speed only.What can I do?

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    my kitchen aid (lift bowl) seems to run fine most of the time but when used for a long time making icings last weekend it started to jump to high speed...for a while I could just turn on and off in spurts but then just stopped working...last night it seemed to work fine again...no small appliance services here...what am I supposed to do...its only about 2 years old

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    My KitchenAid mixer started jumping to the highest speed several months ago. It now works ONLY on high speed. Since I really can't afford a new one, and I suspect repairs will be beyond what I can afford, I've really had to make it work. This isn't easy as flour and liquids splatter all over my kitchen making clean up a nightmare. I purchased a splash guard which does little to no good. This seems to be a somewhat common problem, and I can only hope KitchenAid will address this issue soon.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    On the first setting my Kitchenaide runs very fast.

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Hi. All of you have the same problem. The electronic speed control board needs to be replaced. This board can be installed without much trouble. The board is modular, remove the old board and install the new one. The wiring is connected by a modular plug.

Goto www.kitchenaid.com enter your model # and search for the parts manual. These drawings will assist you with the task at hand.

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

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This happend to my KA as well. The problem was caused my the constant moving of the speed control which moves the control board forward and backward caused a wire on one of the connectors to break loose. When the wire was soldered back on all worked just fine. Remove the rear panel and look at the wires attached to the plugs for breaks. Ohn unplug thge mixer first.

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