Yes, you’re reading this right: A kitchenaid is completely broken and it’s your problem. But don’t worry, for we’ve got a fix for that too!
First, whether or not the mixer has been recently used or ran for an extended period of time, it’s important to know that there are a few different things that can cause a kitchenaid to break: overuse (which happens most often), overheating (again most often), and moisture. So if the mixer has any signs of being overheated, such as when the mixer becomes hot to the touch or one louder noise would be made every 10 seconds after running and turning off the machine. Or if the mixer has been overused, such as if batter was added or ice cream frozen for a long period of time, the mixer can shut off. Finally, if moisture has built up inside the machine it may cause the machine to shut off on its own.
Step 1: Unplug The Appliance
The first thing we’re going to do is to unplug your kitchenaid from its source of power. If your mixer is currently turned on, this step will be more difficult, however it’s essential that you still do it as a safety precaution.
Step 2: Remove The Unit’s Body and All of Its Parts
The mixer should have a few body parts and attachments. You’ll have to remove the bottom bowl, the top bowl with the dough hook, the splash guard, beater, whisk and any other attachments (usually one or more of them will be necessary). These pieces may appear to be very awkward to get off at first, however they are not. Usually they’re either just snapped on or in place with a screw or two. The parts I usually have trouble removing are all just snapped in place with no screws whatsoever. So it’s best if you lay out all the parts that you can find so that you know where each one goes and how it came off.
Step 3: Unplug the Machine from its Power Source
Next, you’re going to have to unplug the machine from its power source . I usually take my machine out of the cabinet and lay it down on a hard surface. You may need to unscrew some of the parts first to get them off, but you’ll almost always be able to just pull loose two or three of them at once and then pull the body free. Make sure not to lose any pieces separate.
Step 4: Inspect for Signs of Damage
Once the machine has been detached, you should be able to look at it for signs of damage. The main thing to check for is too much heat, which will cause a rattling noise. Also inspect the motors and the bottom and top of the machine. Make sure the gears are working properly and that there is no damage or signs of overuse. If your machine is making noises or if it feels hot then it’s most likely overheating or overused beyond its capabilities.
Clean any grease off with soap and water (make sure to be very gentle with any moving parts on your machine). If the mixer feels hot to the touch, but it seems that it’s slowing down from overheating, continue to use it. If you used the machine for a long period of time without a break and now your motor is just overheating, you can replace the motor for about $120.
Step 5: Replace all Of The Parts In Their Original Locations
Once you’re sure that everything is working properly, then all of your parts should be able to be placed back in their original places. Make sure not to lose any pieces and make sure not to overtighten screws as they could damage other parts and also cause possible injury. Tighten them just enough to hold the pieces in place.
Step 6: Plug The Mixer Back In And Run It
Now that all of the parts are set back into place, you can plug the machine back into its power source and turn it back on. If your appliance is still not running or working then you may need to do a little more investigating or even call up a company for help. Don’t try to repair anything beyond what we’ve suggested here as it’s dangerous work and you could make things worse. If after calling up a company, you’re still not able to get your machine fixed (which is not likely) then it’s time to take action by getting your money back or buying a new one.
Your Complete Guide To Choosing A KitchenAid Mixer:
KitchenAid has a line of mixers that are made to compete with the Cuisinart Classic. In order to help you make an intelligent decision about which one is appropriate for your needs, as well as which parts you will need to buy when you receive it, we’ve put together a complete guide to choose from. The full list is listed below, but if you’re only interested in the information on the most popular items and models, read on.
The Classic Compact Mixer- This model has been around for awhile and it seems like the older models tend to be better than the newest ones.
It is a beautiful, silver design that comes in the smaller box with a small attachment called the beater hook . This hook can’t be used for kneading bread, however it’s great for making bread dough and if you’re not worried about kneading dough, then this is what you should buy. It has a power of 115 watts and it can do up to 350-400 pounds of mixing. It has three speeds so you have the option choose one to fit your needs. The only major downside is that they no longer make this model; they’ve replaced it with the stand mixers from a cheaper machine.
This model has been around for awhile and it seems like the older models tend to be better than the newest ones. It is a beautiful, silver design that comes in the smaller box with a small attachment called the . This hook can’t be used for kneading bread, however it’s great for making bread dough and if you’re not worried about kneading dough, then this is what you should buy. It has a power of 115 watts and it can do up to 350-400 pounds of mixing.
It has three speeds so you have the option choose one to fit your needs. The only major downside is that they no longer make this model; they’ve replaced it with the stand mixers from a cheaper machine. The 6-Quart Stand Mixer- Popular model that has a sturdy design, good power and it’s an economical price. This model is great for making cookies, brownies, cakes and anything else you can think of. It comes with multiple attachments to choose from, including a dough hook , a whisks option that allows you to make whipped batter , beat eggs or create meringues .
It has eight speeds which are slow enough for gentle mixing and fast enough for heavy duty mixing. It comes with a 3 year warranty when purchased from the manufacturer so if anything goes wrong with it during the first three years of owning it, the company will replace it.
This model does not come in the small box. It comes with a small beater hook that can only be used for beating eggs and making whipped cream. This model runs at 250 watts and has highly variable speeds. It has no accessories to choose from, it’s just a basic machine that works best in every way possible.
This model also does not come in the small box. It is a smaller version of the 6 quart stand mixer with multiple attachments! The 3-Speed Stand Mixer- A popular stand mixer which comes in different colors, but the most popular is black. Because it contains attachments for many different uses, these mixers are great for making cakes, breads, pancakes and even cakes. It has a powerful motor which chops food and breaks egg whites that you’re mixing. It has three speeds and was designed to run with a lower speed for delicate mixing.
The Artisan Stand Mixer- This is an upgraded version of the 6 quart stand mixer. This model gives you a lot more freedom to choose how you want to use it. Some of its accessories include the baking paddles , dough hook, flat beater, wire whip, pouring shield and splash guard . The food processor attachment can also be used with this machine!
Special care should be taken when using this app as it contains heavy-duty kneading attachments that could cause personal injury if used improperly.
This is an upgraded version of the 6 quart stand mixer. This model gives you a lot more freedom to choose how you want to use it. Some of its accessories include the , and . The can also be used with this machine! Special care should be taken when using this app as it contains heavy-duty kneading attachments that could cause personal injury if used improperly.
The Professional 5-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer- Is similar to the 5 quart Artisan mixer, but it has a stronger motor and more power. This mixer is great for making bread, pizzas and any other type of recipe you can think of. It has a 5 quart capacity which means you can make 5 quarts of whatever it is you want in one go. It comes with multiple accessories including a strong dough hook, soft-grip handle, splash guard and pouring shield. With this machine, you’re able to decide how powerful you need the machine to be by choosing which attachments will be used.
Why is my KitchenAid stand mixer not working?
Restart your appliance. Unplug the mixer from the outlet. Remove all attachments from the mixer. Grasp the main shaft at the front of the machine and turn it counterclockwise until it is free of obstruction. Turn it clockwise quickly to remove any stuck parts or debris which might have blocked its movement. Take care not to let loose parts drop into your work bowl when turning your machine, since this could damage them or cause them to fly out and hit you in the face when they return to their original position.
Remove all obstructions from inside the machine with a toothpick, small knife, etc., being careful not to let lose parts drop into your work bowl or inside of your mixer. The attachments should have been removed when the machine was unplugged.
Check if the bowl is level with a level. If it is, then it’s possible that there is a problem with the motor shaft or gears and that they are not working properly. If you do not see that your bowl is level, and you do not want to purchase a new one, then remove your bowl from the stand mixer and put in your flat beater attachment, or any other attachment which has a smaller diameter than the bowl, (usually 2 inches). Then turn on your mixer and hand mix using whichever attachment has larger diameter than the bowl until all of the materials within your work bowl are mixed thoroughly together.
Why is my stand mixer not working?
Check and make sure that the drive belt is properly attached to your mixer and that the motor shafts are turning. If they are, and you are still unable to get the motor running, then check that the stand mixer is plugged properly into a working outlet. If it’s plugged in and still not running, then there might be a problem with the wiring within your home or some other problem with your outlet. Consult with an electrician if you need further assistance. Try unplugging your mixer from its power source for 5 minutes before attempting to use it again. This will allow any electrical interference to stop interfering with the current being used by your machine while it is plugged in and running. If this does not solve your problem, then contact for assistance.
Why is my stand mixer making a clunking sound when I use it?
The first thing to do is make sure that the bowl that you are using is properly seated into the base of the stand mixer. If it still sounds odd or clunky while operating, then there might be something obstructing the motor shaft or gears. This can be caused by any number of things including inappropriate attachments being used or foreign objects entering the machine while it was in operation. Check your work bowl (if applicable) and clean out any large amounts of food or debris so that your mixing process is not hindered by any sort of obstruction within your machine itself.
Can a KitchenAid mixer be fixed?
Yes, the KitchenAid mixer can be fixed. The easiest fix involves taking your mixer apart to diagnose the problem and then ordering replacement parts from a few different sources that specialize in this kind of repair. This is a do-it-yourself type of assignment and a great way to learn how to repair small appliances at home.
There are actually kits that are available which will teach you how to perform the repairs on your own. You can purchase repair kits that include most of the parts that you might need, as well as instructional documents regarding how to perform certain tasks like removing/installing various components and parts of your stand mixer.
Does a KitchenAid mixer have a reset button?
KitchenAid mixers do not have a reset button, but there are several things that you can do to try and correct the problem. Make sure that the stand mixer is plugged into a working outlet. Also make sure that your mixer is on a sturdy, flat surface to help reduce any problems with tipping over which could cause obstruction of movement within the base of your machine.
Another thing to try would be to unplug your mixer from its power source for 5 minutes before plugging it back in and attempting use again. This will allow any electrical interference within your home or other situation which might be interfering with current being used by your stand mixer while it is plugged in and running.
So hopefully I have helped you remedy your problem with your stand mixer. Please be sure to let me know if I can answer any other questions that you have concerning this or any of the other items on this site. If you have been able to resolve this issue yourself, please let me know so that I may add that to the above list. I try to keep my reviews as detailed and helpful as possible.