Whether you're an avid everyday baker or an occasional, special-events-only baker, the investment in a stand mixer is well worth the price for the delicate meringues and smooth velvet creams you can whip up. A well-made stand mixer can take a beating, but over time, the parts can wear out and break. Fortunately, you can often fix your stand mixer yourself.
The repair guides listed below are all easy DIY repair projects that can help get your stand mixer back up and in the mix again in no time. For more help, check out our DIY stand mixer repair page, which offers troubleshooting tips and a list of the most common parts found on a stand mixer, along with some common questions about and answers to stand mixer problems.
Replace the worm gear on a stand mixer
The most common part that breaks in a stand mixer is the worm gear. The worm gear makes the beaters spin. If the motor and gears encounter a lot of stress—for example, too much bread dough at a faster than recommended speed—the cogs strip off the worm gear and the beaters stop, which protects the motor and remaining gears from damage. Fortunately, it's easy to fix by following the instructions in our DIY repair guide How to replace a stand mixer worm gear.
Replace the phase control board on a stand mixer
The phase control board helps controls the motor speed. If the phase control board goes bad, the mixer won’t maintain the proper speed setting or may not start at all. This repair is simple, and the instructions are in our DIY repair guide How to replace a stand mixer phase control board.
Replace the motor brushes on a stand mixer
The motor brushes inside the stand mixer motor help the motor start and run. Over time, the motor brush may wear out, causing the motor to spark when running. This repair is very easy, and you can find the instructions in our DIY repair guide How to replace stand mixer motor brushes.
The phase control board works with the governor and control plate to control motor speed. Replace the phase control board if defective.
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