Why won't my mixer turn on?
I have my KitchenAid Classic Mixer plugged into the wall and when I turn it on to any of the speeds nothing happens. I've tried to unplug it and plug it back in but I cannot get it to turn on!
If your mixer isn't turning on, there could be several issues with it. First, check the circuit breaker in your home to make sure power is supplied to the mixer. Unplug your mixer and wait 15 seconds to plug it back in. If this does not work, there could be an issue with your phase board. See the guide on how to replace the KitchenAid mixer phase board.
My issues were that it 1st - only ran on one speed, then 2nd, wouldn't turn on at all. The problem (I think) ended up being two loose bolts in the back housing behind the switch controller. When I took off the back cover, they just fell out. I couldn't find any photos of what the assembly should have looked like, so it was trial and error testing. Once I put the loose bolts back on the “hidden” posts/screws on the far back metal plate and tightened them down (and undid all the other adjustments I tried to make first) it worked like a champ.
Applies to models that tilt and that have a circuit breaker: Upon accessing the breaker from the underside of the stand, I found the white wire disconnected. Apparently the wire was under tension when the user tilted the head upward, until it finally broke. I reattached it, but used solder and heat-shrink tubing to insert an extra thumb-length of wire to prevent tension when tilted. Now it works perfectly.