Stand mixer articles

Learn the secrets to getting the best stand mixer results, find recipes, answers to common questions and more with these articles and videos from Sears PartsDirect. For more DIY advice, check out our stand mixer repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all stand mixers

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

December 16, 2015
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

December 9, 2015
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

December 2, 2015
Irish shortbread toffee bars.

These toffee bars combine caramel and chocolate in layers for an ooey-gooey treat.

December 2, 2015
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

December 1, 2015
Learn the secrets for getting great stand mixer results.

Find out five tips and techniques to help get the most out of your stand mixer.

December 1, 2015
Easy DIY stand mixer repairs.

Learn about some easy stand mixer repairs you can do yourself.

September 1, 2015
Stand mixer common questions.

These common questions and answers can help you make the most of your stand mixer.

Symptoms common to all stand mixers

Choose a symptom to see related stand mixer repairs.

Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, worn carbon motor brushes, bad drive motor, tripped overload switch, control problems
Main cause: worn carbon motor brushes
Main causes: bad worm gear, damaged planetary gear assembly
Main causes: bad wiring connections, faulty speed control plate, electronic control board failure
Main causes: bad lubricating grease, mixer sitting idle for weeks at a time, mixer running constantly for more than 30 minutes
Main cause: attachment clearance setting needs adjustment
Main causes: phase control board failure, wiring connection problem, faulty electronic control board

Repair guides common to all stand mixers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your stand mixer.

September 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a stand mixer phase control board

The phase control board works with the governor and control plate to control motor speed. Replace the phase control board if defective.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
September 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a stand mixer worm gear

Here’s how to replace the worm gear in your stand mixer if it’s worn or damaged.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
September 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace stand mixer motor brushes

If the carbon brushes are worn and damaged, replace them using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less