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Mixer doesn't sound "right"

Possible Solutions

Stand mixer sounds can vary depending due to several factors.

What's normal?

  • Larger mixers  can be louder than smaller capacity mixers, due to the need for a larger motor and all metal gears.
    •  They may sound shrill or "airplane like"
  • DC motor mixers are quieter than AC model mixers. 
  • If you are used to a smaller mixer, and then purchase a larger one, it may seem loud, initially.
  • There are individual sound variations even among the same model mixer.


  • Clicking during heavy mixing is not unusual, especially while kneading yeast breads.
  • Clicking may be more pronounced in larger 7 and 8 quart mixers because they have DC motors which are quieter.

Not normal:

  • screeching
  • squealing
  • grinding
  • knocking



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