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Kitchenaid mixer arm lift

The handle that lifts the bowl on my moms kitchenaid mixer is stuck, you can move the back part with the arms up and down and it moves the handle a little bit but otherwise nothing.

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    Julie Hamlin Jan 01, 2013

    I have the same problem, but mine is because I'm stupid. I kept the mixer on a bottom shelf where you had to tip it on its side to get it under the lip of the shelf. Well, genius me tipped it sideways by the arms and picked it up by both of them. The lifter never worked again. The repair shop wants $50 bucks to fix it. I already paid the guy $65 to replace the motor.

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Same problem here, went from working perfectly to mix cookie, now I can barely move it...help!

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How comfortable are you with electrical parts? With the mixer UNPLUGGED and the switch ON measure resistance between the (flat) plug pins. If it's infinite (no meter movement) which is to be expected, there is an open circuit. The switch could be open or the wire to the switch could be disconnected (improbable) or the motor could be burned out and open (not very probable).

Maybe you could take the switch to a shop and have it tested.

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nice machine!! enjoy using it. I assume you have no problems with it since no problems are described!!

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