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KitchenAid mixer speed surges high and low uncontrolably

When turned on any speed the mixer speeds fast and slow making it impossible to mix with any control.

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  • Linda Allison Nov 15, 2012

    Tried baber boys suggestion of taking the back cover off and tightening the two top screws. Now the mixer does not surge at all. The only speed not working is the stir speed. Thank you for your help. Hopefully this will work for a while.

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You can get the high speed back if you want to play with those three screws. there is a timing scheme for your mixer and it is set and adjusted by manipulating those 3 screws. The bottom center screw is for speeds 6 8 and 10. The best choice is to replace this switch, about $10 bucks on ebay.

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  • Slo Mover Dec 29, 2012

    sorry i misread the problem, if you want the stir speed back you will have to adjust the two top screws by unscrewing them until the mixer starts turning on stir setting, the rotation speed should be 60 revolutions per minute and by adjusting those two top screws you can acheive that.

  • Linda Allison Jan 01, 2013

    I will try this and let you know. Thank you very much

  • Linda Allison Jan 01, 2013

    We have fixed the surge problem. Now working on stir speed.

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Hi. Go to mendingshed.com and download their free Kitchenaid Service Manual. This valuable document will help you to tune up your mixer, and covers the K45SS model. They also sell kitchenaid parts.

Go to kitchenaid.com and search for a parts manual for your mixer. Enter your model# thusly k45sswh.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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remove the back cover, and try tightening the two (on top) adjustment screws.  that might help but no guarantees!

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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Pull the back off and there will be two screws at the top of the Speed Control Plate and a 3rd screw at the bottom. Tighten the top two screws down. bakerboy49203@yahoo.com. Let me know if it works.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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I would recommend that you first check the Hall Effect sensor which determines the mixer’s speed.  I had this exact problem and I actually went out and bought another Hall sensor for about $13.  I replaced the original sensor and made sure that the connection between the sensor and control board was nice and snug. My mixer worked as good as new! But I was curious to know if my original sensor was defective, so I put it back in mixer and again made sure all of the connections were snug and tight. Guess what?  My original sensor also made my mixer work!  There was nothing wrong with the original Hall Effect sensor except that the connection between the control board and sensor was not tight--unfortunately I didn't check the connection before I decided to buy another sensor. My guess is that the connection between the control board and the sensor probably loosens or comes undone over time from use and vibrations. To fix your problem:
1.  Download the mixer parts and diagrams from the Kitchenaid website to see what the Hall Effect sensor looks like. BTW the part number is 9703312.

2.  You'll need a phillips head screwdriver to open up the mixer gear case cover.
3.  Make sure that the connection between the control board and sensor is absolutely tight and snug.
4.  Also, make sure that the orientation of the sensor is correct.  It's difficult to tell which way the sensor should be connected because the control board has three prongs and the sensor can attach facing up or down. After you've made the connection, run the mixer. If it still doesn't work, disconnect the sensor, reconnect it with the prongs facing the opposite direction and try it again.  I actually found the right sensor orientation through a little trial and error.  But by going through this trial and error, I also had my Eureka moment when I realized that the original sensor probably would also work if it were reconnected with correct orientation.  
5.  This whole process probably takes about 10-15 minutes to perform.
6.  Finally, use your common sense and make sure to unplug the mixer before checking, connecting or disconnecting anything.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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You can try adjusting the speed control as shown in section 6 of the service manual:

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdf

Also remove and clean the brushes as shown in the same manual pg 8 fig. #30.

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