Oh No, I Think I Killed My Mixer!!! So Sad :o(

Decorating By jewels710 Updated 20 Aug 2011 , 3:57pm by Narie

jewels710 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:59am
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So I was making an up to the edge batch of buttercream for my cakes due this Sunday...now I've already have to put a large ice pack on the motor for the last few months because it gets real hot and acts weird...but now, IF I can get it to turn on it goes straight to 10th gear/speed even if I only have it set on speed one!!!

I don't know what to do....I LOVE my mixer, its a KA Epicurian and has been there for me thru thick and thin....what do I buy now?
Oh, just typing that makes me feel like I'm cheating on my mixer!!!

Its a sad sad day for sure. icon_cry.gif

11 replies
jules5000 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:16am
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Around my part of the country we have a place called Marbecks that repairs KA and it is not unreasonable. Maybe 75.00. I don't know where you live, but they tell me that kitchen aid's are worth repairing and are repairable. I would check into it. I realize that you would have to have something to work with until it was repaired, but maybe having two in the end would be worth it. Good luck. I would just look up appliance repair I know that there are not very many around anymore, but there are a few out there. Look up a small appliance repair shop and give them a call.

xinue Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:22am
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hi Jewels,
This has happened to me before. I took it to an authorized shopp and they fixed it. It wasn't expensive at all, considering I live outside the states

krumbledkakes Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 6:30am
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I would look into Walmart, I bought my standing mixer there for $50 on sale, and I have made some really THICK icing in it. It's powered through it like nothing! If you can find one as cheap as I did, it can at least be a stand in until you can get a better one icon_smile.gif

Here's one, but mine is the KitchenAid, same price at time I bought it
http://www.walmart.com/ip/spring-baking-bundle/15901602

ReneeFLL Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 7:13am
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Originally Posted by krumbledkakes

I would look into Walmart, I bought my standing mixer there for $50 on sale, and I have made some really THICK icing in it. It's powered through it like nothing! If you can find one as cheap as I did, it can at least be a stand in until you can get a better one icon_smile.gif

Here's one, but mine is the KitchenAid, same price at time I bought it
http://www.walmart.com/ip/spring-baking-bundle/15901602




The Hamilton Beach mixer has 290 watts for $50.00 while the KA mixer they have only has 250 watts and it is $190.00. I might have to think about getting one as a backup mixer for my KA 600.

jewels710 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:36pm
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Thanks you guys, appliance repair never even occurred to me! I guess I was too sad to think straight at the time!
And having a second mixer might not be such a bad idea til I can get mine fixed...the hardest part will be converting my recipes to a much smaller mixer....hmmmm....its sure given me something to think about...thanks again!

costumeczar Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:51pm
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I have four mixers and kill them each on a regular basis. There's a repair shop near me that can redo them for less than buying a new one. But breaking yours could be a good excuse to go buy the new KA 7 quart. I was drooling over one at Williams-Sonoma yesterday.

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:36pm
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Check out Cuisinarts, too (with the nice timers). That speed problem is very common, as it is leaking oil into batter and other things that happen with KA frequently (I've heard).

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-725332-.html&sid=03e7f92c987ecad853261be6895ed408

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6379992&sid=7ce876e4a4406fa1eed14d7d953c7de0

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/kitchenaid_mixers.html

cabecakes Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:03pm
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OMG, I would be devistated if anything happened to my KA. I would definitely look into repair shops in your area. It would be worth it if it isn't too pricey. I would give up my KA for anything.

costumeczar Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:46pm
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I've never had any oil leak into the batter and I've owner 6 or 7 KAs. I also have the 7 quart cuisinart and I like the KA better. My personal preference!

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 3:35pm
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Oh, the oil leaking is so common that you just google it, and people have even video solutions on how to fix it. Glad it never happened to you. It's happened to a few people I know, and that's how I found out about it.

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=kitchen+aid+oil+leak&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Narie Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 3:57pm
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Provided your mixer isn't too old, definitely get it fixed. I had a estate sale old one -it looked like my mother's 1941 Kitchen Aid. I used that for a number of years and eventually got a new KA so I gave my old one to a friend who used it for another 4 to 5 years. Unfortunately , it decided on one speed -10- also. She took it in to have it repaired (This was the early 80's.) and they almost laughed at her. Way too old....

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