Homeowners need access to two important resources to make their at-home appliance repairs possible.
First, they need an accurate, dependable parts ordering service for their tools, appliances, and machines. Then, after their parts arrive, they need the right professional repair information to guide their work.
With the launch of small appliance parts on our site, the eReplacementParts.com appliance repair team has been hard at work to pass along essential insider repair techniques to homeowners, starting with KitchenAid mixers.
KitchenAid stand mixers offer good examples of repairs that can be done at home to save money, because many KitchenAid mixer parts are expected to wear and require replacement down the road.
Here are some professional KitchenAid stand mixer repair tips straight from the eReplacementParts.com Appliance Repair Center!
When a KitchenAid Mixer Isn’t Spinning
A planetary that isn’t spinning is a common breakdown for KitchenAid mixers, but it rarely means the end of your valuable appliance.
Most of the time, a mixer’s planetary will stop spinning because one of its gears has failed inside the gearbox, and the worm gear is usually the one responsible.
Luckily, taking apart a KitchenAid mixer to replace one of its gears is a repair that homeowners can easily manage, even though it can take a little time. The mess can be a little fun, actually, and the money saved at the shop is definitely worth it.
Read our “How to Fix a KitchenAid Mixer That Isn’t Spinning” article to get the full scoop on this repair. The article describes detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a KitchenAid stand mixer, how to replace a KitchenAid mixer worm gear, and how to reassemble the machine.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer Grease
The gearbox on a KitchenAid mixer is filled with grease. Over time and use, the grease in the gearbox can leak or go bad for a number of reasons.
In the case of a leaking KitchenAid mixer, opening up the machine and replacing the old grease with new grease is usually the best way to fix the problem.
Replacing the mixer’s transmission gasket is sometimes necessary to fix the leak.
Look to the eReplacementParts.com articles section in the coming weeks for repair articles and video demonstrations on how to repair a leaking KitchenAid stand mixer!
KitchenAid Mixer Speed Adjustment
A KitchenAid mixer’s speed control can sometimes come out of adjustment.
Fixing this problem requires removing the back housing of the mixer to expose the electrical components that control the mixer’s motor, then, several screws on the mixer’s control board have to be carefully adjusted.
This repair requires the use of a special calibrating tool provided to repair centers. Our Appliance Repair Center gave us a look at how the adjustment is done with the spinning calibration wheel.
When the KitchenAid Beater Hits the Mixer Bowl
Ever turned your stand mixer on just to hear the beater clank against the bowl?
Well, aside from being loud, the spinning beater making contact with the metal bowl actually causes unnecessary wear to that valuable KitchenAid attachment.
When it’s time to replace a KitchenAid attachment for “natural causes,” we hope you visit eReplacementParts.com to get the beaters and other mixer attachments you need.
In the meantime, eReplacementParts.com wants you to get the most out of your appliance and its attachments, so our appliance repair team has put together this handy article on How to Adjust the Beater on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
You can also watch the article’s demonstration video below!
Special thanks to Teri, AJ, Josh, and Gordon at the Appliance Service Center–the newest eReplace office–for their expert help on these repairs!
Start your KitchenAid stand mixer repair by typing your mixer’s model number in any eReplacementParts.com search field. KitchenAid attachments and parts are available to order on your machine’s parts page.