DIY stand mixer repair

Whether your stand mixer won't run at all or doesn't run at the right speed, Sears PartsDirect has the repair help you need. See the most common stand mixer symptoms below and once you've figured out the problem, use our DIY repair guides to tackle the problem.

Find the answers to most common stand mixer questions as well as the secret to getting great results from your mixer on our articles and videos page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your stand mixer, search for your model number.

Stand Mixers
Symptoms common to all stand mixers

Choose a symptom to see related stand mixer repairs.

Main causes: phase control board failure, wiring connection problem, faulty electronic control board
Main cause: worn carbon motor brushes
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 causes: bad worm gear, damaged planetary gear assembly
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, worn carbon motor brushes, bad drive motor, tripped overload switch, control problems
Main cause: attachment clearance setting needs adjustment
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 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 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 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
Articles and videos common to all stand mixers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your stand mixer.

November 28, 2018
Chocolate soufflé cake with salted caramel sauce
By Sears PartsDirect staff

This delicious chocolate soufflé cake recipe from Kenmore is easy to make.

February 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

December 1, 2015
Easy DIY stand mixer repairs
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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