Kitchenaid dough hook problem
I have had a KitchenAid Artesian mixer for about 6 years. I have used the dough hook with no problem until the past several months. I am following the white bread recipe that came with the mixer, and once I switch to the dough hook (I'm on speed 2), it all falls apart. The dough will form into a ball, cleaning the sides of the bowl, for about 10 seconds. Then it just falls apart into a sticky mess. I add a bit of flour and it starts to clean up, then falls apart again. Today, I pulled it out of the bowl and kneaded it by hand until it was smooth and elastic and not sticky. Just to see what would happen, I put it back in the bowl with the dough hook, and within a few seconds, it was a sticky mess again.
I can tell that my motor is struggling with the dough. I can hear it bog down, then pick back up. The next speed, however, seems too fast.
Has anyone had this issue before? Anything else I can try?