Troubleshooting KitchenAid appliance parts
If your KitchenAid dishwasher is leaking, the problem likely results from faulty gaskets and door seals. These can wear out over time, so it's a good idea to replace them as soon as you notice any signs of leaking.
If your KitchenAid refrigerator isn't making ice, it's probably time for a new ice maker assembly and housing. Over time, the mold in which the cubes are formed can corrode, resulting in a poorly operating machine. It's very important to unplug the fridge and use safety gloves when replacing this part.
While troubleshooting your KitchenAid appliances, you don't want to neglect your outdoor gas grill. If the grill isn't heating sufficiently and the flames aren't rising like they should, you may need to invest in a new regulator.
What to do if your stand mixer has stopped working
According to KitchenAid, the life expectancy of a KitchenAid stand mixer varies greatly, depending on details such as the number of persons using it, what it is being used for and many other factors. If your mixer won’t spin, there are two main parts that may need to be replaced: the worm gear or the planetary gear. If the mixer isn't operating at all, there are a handful of main components that should be checked, such as the carbon motor brushes, phase control board and speed control plate.
- Worm gear—If your KitchenAid stand mixer won’t spin, you may need to replace the worm gear. This is the component that, driven by the vertical shaft and pinion gear, rotates the attachment of your KitchenAid stand mixer. If this piece is not rotating, it may need to be replaced.
- Planetary gear—If your stand mixer won’t spin, also check the planetary gear. This is a fixed gear that is used by the worm gear to spin the beater attachment of your KitchenAid stand mixer. The beater attachment must be replaced if it is broken or damaged in any way as it is a crucial component of the working parts of a stand mixer.
- Carbon motor brushes—If your KitchenAid stand mixer won’t run at all, it is time to check other components. The main causes of carbon motor brush issues are chips, heavy wear and burrs. Check that your motor brushes are in good working condition. If you notice wear, chips or burrs anywhere on the brushes, they need to be replaced in order for your stand mixer to return to good working order.
- Phase control board—The phase control board controls motor speed by working with the governor and control plate of your mixer. The phase control board needs to be replaced if it is stopping your mixer from running.
- Speed control plate—The speed control plate on a stand mixer works in conjunction with the phase control board, governor and switch lever to control the speed of the motor, and therefore, the speed of the mixer. If your speed control plate is malfunctioning, it needs to be replaced for proper operation
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