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Kitchenaid k45 - hobard

Irtehholy's picture

Kitchenaid k45 - hobard

I recently inherited this awesome stand mixer. I figure its at least 35 years old. The other day, using it for the first time to make some bread, I turned it on and speeds 1-10 all ran at max speed.  I've been looking for a service manual, and any tips on how to fix this issue. Read on another forum, that adjusting some screws on the back could help - tried it to no avail. I'm hopeful that someone on these forums can point me in the right direction, and possibly provide a service manual?  Hope I can salvage it. Thanks!!

Yerffej's picture

It is most definitely salvageable.  This is a common failure and as I remember (I could be wrong), it is a capacitor that fails.  Keep digging on the internet or wait for someone here to give you a more definitive answer.  Your issue is common and readily fixable.


Yahoo groups has a group called WACEM  (we actually collect electric mixers), they can answer your question and steer you to the solution.

ITakeRandomPhotos's picture

I'm not sure how many are left these days, but why not try a repair store? They can probably change out the bad part same day, and have you on your way.