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KitchenAid 300 Watts - doesn't turn on

I was fixing the speed control nob and toke out the carbon brush. then desided to put everthing back and now the mixed dont turn on.

Is it posible that I missplace the carbon brush? how can i fix it?


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The brushes are not square, but have one corner cut off.  use a flashlight to see which direction the brushes must be put back.  clean the ends of them well with a cotton cloth before reinstallation.
try spinning the rotor-head by hand, then try turning it on (sometime junk is stuck between the brushes and the commutator (motor).

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I too had a hand crank grinder. I had issues when I has it. Since when I get a kitchen-aid , I never have any problem with cookware.

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