How to Replace a Stand Mixer Phase Control Board

 

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This DIY repair guide gives instructions for replacing the phase control board in a stand mixer. The phase control board works with the governor and control plate to control motor speed. If the mixer won't run or doesn't maintain the set speed, the phase control board could be the problem. Replace a malfunctioning phase control board with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • Phase control board

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Work gloves
  • Wrench set
  • Shop towel
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs or maintenance to appliances or power equipment can be hazardous. Should you choose to undertake repairs or maintenance, you are assuming the risk of injury to your person or property. In an effort to reduce the risk, use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the applicable guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs or maintenance, however, should only be performed by a qualified technician.

Replace the Phase Control Board in a Stand Mixer.

Step 1: Shut off the electricity

Unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Remove the end cover

Remove the end cover mounting screw and pull off the end cover.

Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the control plate

Take a digital photo of the wires connected to the control plate to document their location.

 

Disconnect the wires from the control plate.

Step 4: Remove the control plate

Carefully disconnect the spring from the bottom of the control plate and hook the spring onto a shop towel to prevent the spring from sucking back into the upper housing.

 

Loosen but don't remove the jam nuts on the control plate upper mounting screws.

 

Unscrew and release the control plate upper mounting screws from the upper housing mounting posts.

 

Pull the control plate off.

Step 5: Remove the phase control board

Remove the phase control board mounting screw and pull off the phase control board.

Step 6: Install the new phase control board

Position the new phase control board in the upper housing and reinstall the mounting screw.

Step 7: Reinstall the control plate

Position the control plate in the upper housing and line up the upper mounting screw holes.

 

Reinstall the upper mounting screws. Tighten the screws evenly until 3/8-inch of the screw remains visible.

 

Leave the jam nuts loose until you check and adjust the mixer speed in a later step.

 

Reinstall the spring on the bottom of the control plate.

 

Step 8: Reconnect the control plate wires

Using your digital photo as a guide, reconnect the wires to the control plate.

Step 9: Reinstall the end cover

 Warning: Do not pinch any wires when reinstalling the end cover.

Position the end cover on the upper housing and line up the screw holes.

 

Reinstall the end cover mounting screw.

 Warning: Do not pinch any wires when reinstalling the end cover.

Step 10: Restore power

Reconnect the power cord.

Step 11: Check and adjust the speed control

Hold a finger next to the beater shaft to count revolutions.

 

Start the mixer at stir speed.

 

Count the revolutions of the beater shaft for 15 seconds. At stir speed, the beater shaft should hit your finger 15 times indicating that the shaft is spinning at 60 RPM.

 

If the mixer is spinning too fast, unplug the mixer and evenly rotate the control plate upper mounting screws in. Rotate the screws out to increase speed.

 

One full revolution of the screws adjusts the speed about 5 RPM.

 

After adjusting the speed, reassemble the mixer and test the speed again.

 

Continue adjusting and checking the speed until the mixer runs at 60 RPM at stir speed.

 

Once the correct stir speed is set, unplug the mixer and tighten the jam nuts on the control plate upper mounting screws.

 

Reinstall the end cover and restore power.