Kitchenaid Pro 600 Problems?

Decorating By polliwawg Updated 1 Feb 2010 , 1:52pm by debs08

polliwawg Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 8:16pm
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I just bought the Kitchenaid Pro, and when I started it up it seems way louder than my 4.5 qt and seems to whine . I have never heard one so I am not sure if something is wrong or not....wondering if it is supposed to sound like that or not?

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prterrell Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 8:20pm
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Well, it will be louder as it has a larger motor in it. As for the whining, that's odd, mine's never done that.

AngelaM Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 8:38pm
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I too just upgraded to the Pro 600 from my older 4.5 quart and yes, it sounds exactly like you're explaining.

stacyd Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:08pm
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This is completely off topic but...Angela M- I LOVE your avatar! Love Jax!

polliwawg Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:08pm
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I knew it would be a little louder, but I guess I didn't expect it to be that loud. I had a 4.5 qt and have used the commercial size hobarts, but this sound was a little different.
Thanks for the help!

luv2bake4u Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:22pm
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Mine is louder as well,,,,I sure can't seem to get my sugarshack frosting right in it,,,I'm using it just for making cakes until I can figure that out. My frosting turns out perfect in my 4.5 qt. I'm still glad I have it though,,got a pretty good x-mas sale on it.. icon_smile.gif

lyndim Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 9:53pm
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It's takes a bit of getting used to the louder noise, I too thought something was wrong with it, but I talked with some friends who had one and found out it's normal. Enjoy! icon_cool.gif

AngelaM Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:12pm
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Thanks Stacy! He sure is yummy isn't he?!

Ok so here's a dumb question from me: The bowl on the 600 IS supposed to bobble around, right?

polliwawg Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:57pm
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I, too, was surprised to see that there is not the clip to hold the bowl....

prterrell Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:59pm
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Wait?!? What??? Mine has the clip! When did they stop putting that on? (Mine is 7 years old).

Momof4luvscakes Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:12pm
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I do not think the bowl should wobble. I have started having trouble with mine, but I think it is the gear. Last month it was a fuse. I think I might need to replace. It is much louder sounding than the 4.5

Bossy Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm
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I was given one last year with no instructions and it wobbled around. I posted for help here and found out that there is a small bump on the back of the bowl that snaps into a metal bracket on the stand. I would never have noticed it without someone tellng me! No more wobble. Maybe yours has this also?

AngelaM Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:18am
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Liz you solved the mystery! Just found that tiny little bump on the back and now we're good!


dandelion56602 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:16am
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Yes, it SCREAMS at you. And hopefully you'll be a lucky buyer who doesn't have problems. My gear completely went out after almost 3 yrs. Had it replaced about 4 months ago, it sounds WORSE & seems like it struggles MORE & I opened it the other day to find out----yes, the gear is already stripping (after 2 batches of RI, 1 batch of cookie dough & 1 batch of SS buttercream) I just purchased a Cuisinart 7 qt & hope it holds up better!

-Tubbs Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:00pm
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The noise is a bit alarming and takes a little getting used to. I think it sounds like a helicopter taking off in my kitchen. icon_lol.gif

asanchez Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 2:10am
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J gave my 4.5. Quart to my daughter in law because I wanted to buy a 6 quart. Now I am worried. Does tthe smaller one work better?

-Tubbs Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by asanchez

J gave my 4.5. Quart to my daughter in law because I wanted to buy a 6 quart. Now I am worried. Does tthe smaller one work better?

Oh no, I really like my 600, and LOVE the capacity - it's just much noisier than I expected.

asanchez Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 2:30pm
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Thanks!!! I will go ahead and purchase one

debs08 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 2:48pm
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I have Professional 5 Plus kitchen Aid I love it but its so loud you can't hear anything when its running. It has been loud sense day one. Does any one else have this problem

greengyrl26 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 3:09pm
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yep. they're loud. but I think that's just how they are

CelebrationsbyLori Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 5:36am
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I had nothing but problems with mine. In 18 months, Kitchen Aid replaced it 6 times and finally bought it back from me for retail cost. I took that money and bought a Waring and have had no problems with it. LOVE IT!!! Hope yours doesn't give you any trouble, but if it does, don't hesitate to call. KA customer service is really great, I have to admit!

mrsc808 Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 6:16am
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I have a 610 and it IS louder than my smaller one. There are times when the bowl moves around so much that it seems like it will just off and that freaks me out a bit. I just hold in place and deal with it. I still have my small one though, just in case!

debs08 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:52pm
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Thanks for all the response its good to know, will keep my fingeers crossed it doesn't get any louder.

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