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SPEED CONTROL LEVER IS STUCK ON 10..WILL NOT RETURN TO OFF POSITION.

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Hi dickgadsby,

Please try to move the lever slightly up or down while moving it forward to see if this will free the lever. If not and still lever can't be moved this means that you need to remove the top end assembly to check and replace parts. If you don't have the parts list manual you can download it from Kitchenaid's webiste. Pages 6 & 7 provides an exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer. Check Illus Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, which are Pivot screw, Spring washer, Switch lever and stud, and Control plate spring. Once you have disassembled your machine inspect the pivot screw to see if it's loose. If loose, tighten. Inspect the rest of the assembly to determine if something else hasn't broken or gotten out of alignment. If something has broken, you can order replacement parts and install them yourself. You may order parts from repairclinic.com or searspartsdirect.com. Go to this link for it provides instructions on how to disassemble your machine.

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