Won't turn on
You may have control circuit trouble, connection issues with the wiring, control board trouble, all rather rare; more common is side effect from attempt to keep a clean kitchen...
...Beneath large (plastic) screw heads each side of mixer are a spring, copper or brass cup, another longer spring and a carbon brush... which may NOT slide out freely- if not, thats doubtless the problem... the carbon has a corner ground off it to insure proper alignment and preserve the commutator (motor life) so it only fits in one way... wrong way it will jam up on the keying device inside the brass or copper brush holder into which it slides. (the key can be seen all the way inside the holder with aid of a flashlight)
IF THIS BRUSH HOLDER SLIDES OUT WITH THE CARBON YOU HAVE A MAJOR MAJOR JOB TO REINSTALL IT CORRECTLY!!! If the carbon becomes an issue you are best advised to use a factory recommended facility for the repair and avoid damage to the commutator or other issues. It may require total disassembly and removal of entire motor, which usually involves disassembly of the transmission in order to remove the armature. In other words, absolute TOTAL disassembly in the worst-case scenario.
Good luck- most frequently its a simple matter, but beware of the heads-up issue. Check the brushes first but put em back carefully.
Oct 12, 2011 |
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