Question about KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial Stand Mixer

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No power to motor after removing and replacing brushes.

A rock hard clump of brown sugar stopped the beater on the mixer. At first I removed the two side brushes which didn't seem to fix things so I replaced them. At that point I noticed there seemed to be no power to the motor. I realized that the nylon gear had broken so replaced that and removed all broken pieces of nylon from the grease and re-greased all the gears and replaced everything as before, but still no power or sound from the motor. Is there a reset switch somewhere that I'm not finding or has the motor burned up?

Posted by RICH NICHOLAS on

  • RICH NICHOLAS Aug 20, 2007

    Turns out I put the brushes in backward. Once I switched sides everything worked normal. I did have to adjust the speed control after it was working however since I had inadvertently readjusted it to immediate fast speed.
    It's working fine now and making cookie dough with ease.
    Thanks to all for your suggestions!

  • alcarriere Nov 02, 2008

    Same deal I took the brushes out both sides now nothing...

    How do you know the "right" way...

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You probably should download the kitchenaid shop manual and it has troubleshooting procedures in it; http://store.mendingshed.com/kitaidparts.html There is a board that controls the speed might be a issue; also check and see if any wiring shorted out. Again, download the manual as it has troubleshooting info and the wiring diagram! Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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Hi, if I may suggest, try checking the thermal fuse if it has one. It normally looks like a silver capsule with one end pointed/black plastic or rubber. Sometimes it is connected outside of the motor winding but more often than not taped or very close to the motor winding. It might also be inside a spaghetti tubing. Electrically it is in series with the motor windind. It should normally read 0 ohms with no polarity. Other than that, since I get the impression that you are comfortable with tools, you might try using a VOM (or continuity tester) to check the windings themselves. Hope this helps in addition to the suggestion of snakehead. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2007

    There you go. Nice job.

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Check the motor it could be burnt if it is replace it.good luck

Posted on Apr 23, 2007

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