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Beater hesitates, won't turn or stops while mixing

Possible Solutions

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Does your stand mixer have a soft start feature?

Some mixers have a "soft start" feature.  

  • The mixer may hesitate momentarily when turned on.  The speeds will then increase gradually to the selected speed.
  • This is to prevent flour and other ingredients from flying out of the bowl.

Did something fall into the bowl while mixing?

This can happen if something hard fell into the bowl while mixing (e.g. a measuring spoon, or hard ingredients)

Most likely a gear in the mixer motor has become stripped or damaged, which would require repair or replacement.

Motor turns on, but beaters do not turn 

If you hear motor sounds, and the beater does not turn, please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.

Speed control does not change speeds and beaters do not turn 

If your mixer has power and changing speeds with the speed control lever does not cause the beaters to turn,  please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.

If you need assistance or repair, please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.

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