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Re: Lever speed arm is frozen in the off position
Hi i can see your problem there, if you can remove to top cover of your mixer its better cuz' you can see the slider on your speed arm spray it with WD40 rust remover, or any brand that you have wait up to 30 min' to 1 hr and try move slide arm if not try again puting some rust remover, and if it moves its better and then clean it with contact cleaner and if you don't have try lacquer thinner use brush. and dry it up to 2 to 3 hrs to be sure.
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That green sparking looks to be in the area of the off/on contacts, look for something causing them to not be touching properly. The speed control lever has a ramp on the plastic end that goes through that speed control plate to move that copper arm, that is the off/on switch. I'm wondering if maybe the voltage from your converter is not fully as it should be, just a thought. If you wanted to properly convert to Euro voltage you need an armature, a set of fields and that small PCB with the 6 wires off it just above the black speed control plate. You set your slowest speed (#1) with the 2 screws and locknuts on the top of the speed control plate. 13 to 15 rpm in 15 seconds, I do it by running mixer with palm of my hand in position to be bumped by the silver shaft on the planetary each revolution, count them and watch your second hand. Once that is done you set that bottom screw to just increase the speed as you click the lever into speed 2. Had a look at your video, the governor does not sound happy, it could be the back plate adjustment out of whack to cause it. You can email me with more questions if you like [email protected]
There is a spring inside your mixer attached to the speed control switch and speed control arm, the spring can sometimes get caught on the slide bar that is just below it inside the mixer. The other reason is that the speed control switch plate in the rear of the machine (that the spring attaches to) vibrates the three speed adjustment screws out or in and the spring will pull the speed switch (control arm that you use to control mixing speed when using the mixer) back to the stir position after you try to turn the mixer off.
If it is a spring problem you will have to do a full tear down to get at the spring and either free it or replace it. If it is a problem with the adjustment screws on the speed plate, that can be handled at the rear of the machine and is twice as easy to get at but sometimes much more frustrating to adjust. There are "YouTube" videos on the internet that will walk you through the process of adjusting your speed control plate just Google "adjusting speed on kitchenaid mixer" I hope this helps. please let us know if it does and if you have other questions just post them here and we will "FixYa"
My daughter had this problem with her mixer. The problem is that the screw that holds the speed lever has come loose. To get at the screw you have to dismantle the head. It took me about 1/2 hour to take it apart and put it back together. It is not that hard, except that you have to drive a pin out of the beater shaft. Works great now.
Unfortunately that's a big labour job and almost zero parts job. The case needs to be split so you can get inside it, the screw that the lever pivots on is either loose or the lever arm is bent, it will be one or the other.
Ideally you need to fix what's bent and that normally would involve splitting the cases to get at and repair or change the speed control lever. If you don't want to do that then removing the back cover and altering the adjustments and maybe bending the switch contacts may make it operate at both ends of the speed control.
There is a spring, item #4, which hooks on to the bottom of the control plate, item # 25, and pulls it back when you move the lever to off. Remove the rear cover and see if that spring is still connected to the control plate and to the lever arm, Item # 3. Here is the diagram: