posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 08:27 PM
Wonderful machines. They can sometimes last up to 20 years before having any issues, and with a little tinkering, and usually only a few bucks for a
new part, they work good as new again.
That being said, I can't for the life of me solve my mixer that fell ill. I've figured out most things that it is NOT, but can't pinpoint the
actual problem. What's going on is that from speeds 1 and 2, it doesn't turn on. 4 to 10 is full speed, regardless of whether it's on 4 or 10.
I've tried everything I can think of. I've isolated it down to an electrical problem, not a gear problem. The power box itself works fine. The
capacitor works fine. All connections are tight and no broken or soiled wires. No soldering issues. The hall effect sensor seems fine. the 2 speed
control screws don't change anything whether theyre fully tightened or fully loosened, or anything in between. the carbon brushes are fine.
Now, there is some sparking from the carbon brushes which doesn't occur on my other perfectly fine kitchenaid. But from what I understand thats a
timing issue, and shouldn't call for much concern.
ANY ideas, ATS!?!?