Replacing Motor Brushes on your KitchenAid Mixer

Replacing Motor Brushes on your KitchenAid Mixer


Preparing your mixer Remove the bowl and any attachments Remove the thumbscrew Remove the chrome cap Hi, I’m Jade from K A Parts In this video I am going to demonstrate how to change the motor brushes on a KitchenAid stand mixer the most common reason for a KitchenAid mixer not to turn on is because of worn or incorrectly fitted carbon motor brushes It is normal for the brushes to wear away over time when they have worn down too much they will need to be changed Checking and changing the brushes is an easy job and does not require any special tools all you will need is a small coin and a torch Before working on your KitchenAid mixer please ensure it is unplugged Take a small coin and place it into the cap twist it anticlockwise until the cap comes off this will allow the motor brush to be removed be careful as they are spring loaded and can fly out Please repeat this on both sides Here we can compare the old brushes with the new ones the old ones have worn away, one has worn away by over 13 millimetres the other has worn over 7 millimetres and the new motorbrushes are 20 millimeters long There is no hard and fast rule to determine how short the brush needs to be before the mixer will stop factors such as the position of the brush holder will have an effect on the performance of the brushes To fit a new brush, take note of the position of the bevelled edge on the motor brush use a torch to look down the brush holder The notch that can be seen is where the bevelled edge needs to be aligned, this is on the top left inside your mixer carefully push the brush inside the cap can now be screwed back on Repeat this on the other side, the bevelled edge will normally be in the opposite corner on the other side shine your torch down and you will see the notch is on the right side at the bottom Now take your motor brush and align the bevel edge with the bottom right hand notch and screw this cap back on To test the mixer, plug it into the mains hopefully when you switch it on it will power up as normal it may sound a little different to normal which could be the brushes not making full contact after a few minutes of use the brushes will bed into the armature and the mixer should sound like it used to if your mixer fails to power up please double check the bevelled edges on the brushes are in the correct place We are now going to turn the mixer on As you can see we have put the motor brushes in correctly If you have any queries following this video or you have seen any parts you would like to order please visit us via our website www.kaparts.co.uk Thank you for watching

38 Replies to “Replacing Motor Brushes on your KitchenAid Mixer”

  1. I LOVE YOU!!!! After seeing lots of videos on why my mixer won't turn and after I tried to fix it myself I removed the brushes not knowing what they are for and just put them back on with knowing they went on a certain way but after looking at ur video it turned on..

  2. Thank you. I watched 6 videos and no one explained simplest thing. Brush orientation pins are deep inside in some mixer models and impossible to see without a torch. You saved me from wasting a lot of time and money.

  3. Absolutely worth its weight in gold… brilliant. Thank you…I had accidentally taken apart the brushes and my stand up was no longer working.. I was able to get it back to order.

  4. Thank you sooooooooooooo much 😍😘….I fixed my kitchen aid……I was so upset about that but after seeing your video I did the same and it worked….I am so happy and thankful

  5. My mixer starts and stops in the middle of everything. Sometimes it starts up again on its own and other times I have to change the speed to get it going again. What do you think is wrong?

  6. Success! I never would have been able to find the beveled edges without your help. Even with a torch, it was not obvious. Thanks so much!

  7. The product requires lots of electricity… so, how to use the product of certain country voltage plug to other countries with safety and no worries of over heatings or whatever the fear of its defaults or disadvantages?

  8. Was trying to tear apart my KA to clean it, when i put it back together wasn't turning anymore. Thank you so much, you made my day

  9. I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my wife's Kitchen-Aid it works but seems to be slowing down. Not sure if it's the motor or the brushes seen in this video. What exactly do the brushes do? Can anyone help with is question?

  10. I ordered the motor brushes but what my mixer is doing is that it’s not changing form speed 6, 8 or 10 it ONLY works from 1 thru 6. Please advise me as to what i should do next. Thank you.

  11. My kitchenaid got stuck on level 10. 😭 I cant turn it off anymore its stuck. I even had my husband try and push it back but it's too hard. Any ideas on what can be wrong? I have this same exact kitchenaid.

  12. In 2016, Kitchenaid discontinued the use of a spring where the attachments connect to the machine. It seems to me the new design doesn't hold the attachments as snugly and therefore has added movement and noise to the machines. Kitchenaid says it was done for ease of cleaning. I was curious if you know of anyway to add that part back into the newer machines?

  13. Thank you. I pulled a brush out to check and put it back in, only the mixer didn't work. Watched this video and did exactly as you said. It worked.

  14. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Man, I did not want to mess with replacing the “Worm Gear”, so I paid attention when you said the brushes were the usual culprit, and were you ever right! Your video was concise and easy to follow. Had them replaced and the mixer running again in less time than your video was long!

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