I have a 6 qt kitchenaid mixer and have had no problem until the other day when I turned it on to 1 and the mixer started spinning like it was on 10.
Hi DKOPIJ, by the symptoms you describe, it appears that your mixer?s electric motor speed control has gone bad. However, you don?t say what your model is, so I?m going to assume you?ve got one of the 6 qt Solid State mixers; models KD2661-3, KT2651-3 or KP2671-3 (an Epicurean or variation) or one of the 6 Qt. Professional 600 Bowl lift version like a KP26M1X model. Of course I could be way off base, too, so bear with me. The inspection and troubleshooting of the inside of your mixer is a DITY (or your spouses) capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home). Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number and select one of the files listed under Parts List (check to see it this matches your mixer model). (N.B. Before you do any work on the inside of your mixer make sure it is unplugged!) When you?ve removed the Gearcase Motor Housing (mixer head top half) look where the Speed Control knob is attached. This will be the Control assembly. Inspect all the connections to see if a connection has come loose. Unfortunately whole controller assembly is on a little PC board filled with resistors, capacitors and diodes, which was not meant to be 'home fixed'. My 'expertise' ends at being able to recognize a resistor from a capacitor, but I don't get much deeper than that. A local small appliance repair shop should be able to determine if the controller assembly is functioning properly or not. As far as KA replacement parts go, here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com. Prices for the same part can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping. If you feel this is beyond your capabilities and will be too difficult to do by yourself you can take your mixer to a local small appliance repair shop and have them troubleshoot and fix your mixer. KA Customer Care can provide you with the name and phone # of the closest authorized KA repair shop in your area or you can do a Online web search, but be sure to get at least three estimates before deciding to commit to one repair shop. Good luck. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln
Dec 01, 2009 |
KitchenAid Food Mixers