Does your kitchenaid mixer light up inside?


MattyD

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Just bought a new kitchenaid mixer and I noticed that I can see light inside the speed switch slot when it is on some settings like there is a little spark lighting up inside, can anyone who has a mixer tell me if this is normal? I already sent it back once and swapped for another which does exactly the same. I’ve taken a video of it but can’t seem to post it here?
 
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Just bought a new kitchenaid mixer and I noticed that I can see light inside the speed switch slot when it is on some settings like there is a little spark lighting up inside, can anyone who has a mixer tell me if this is normal? I already sent it back once and swapped for another which does exactly the same. I’ve taken a video of it but can’t seem to post it here?
You need to contact KitchenAid customer service department.
 

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Just bought a new kitchenaid mixer and I noticed that I can see light inside the speed switch slot when it is on some settings like there is a little spark lighting up inside, can anyone who has a mixer tell me if this is normal? I already sent it back once and swapped for another which does exactly the same. I’ve taken a video of it but can’t seem to post it here?

Same problem! I bought an artisan this week and noticed the light inside the speed changer. Did you find out anything? My mom's (in America) also sounds different than mine when operating (I'm in Germany) so I'm wondering if the European motor might be to blame? I'm gonna try using it and see if it puts up a fight. Please let me know what customer service says (before I have to call the hotline in my poor German)
 

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Same problem! I bought an artisan this week and noticed the light inside the speed changer. Did you find out anything? My mom's (in America) also sounds different than mine when operating (I'm in Germany) so I'm wondering if the European motor might be to blame? I'm gonna try using it and see if it puts up a fight. Please let me know what customer service says (before I have to call the hotline in my poor German)
I actually ended up getting an email from kitchenaid saying it is normal, apparently the carbon brushes just have to wear in at first
 

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Thank you SO much for this reply! I mean, it does have the 5 year guarantee but boxing the sucker up was not my idea of fun. I went ahead and did some pizza dough and noticed it was not lighting up as much after the first use. Thanks again and happy baking!
 

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Thank you SO much for this reply! I mean, it does have the 5 year guarantee but boxing the sucker up was not my idea of fun. I went ahead and did some pizza dough and noticed it was not lighting up as much after the first use. Thanks again and happy baking!
Thats just the carbon brushes seating to the commutator. Its perfectly normal.
 
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I might as well put some banana peels in the flux capacitor.. I'll take your word for it, it's comforting to know someone understands what's going on, because in my mind a commutator is the correct designation for Vladamir Putin
 
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Theres a krazy canuk on youtube, a very qualified elec engineer who takes machines apart for reviewing, .
at this point in the video he's talking about the skookum motor in a kitchenaid. R rated.
 

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