Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Trying to fix my KitchenAid stand mixer.........

  1. #11
    Senior Member bae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Offshore
    Posts
    6,663
    Very inspirational!

  2. #12
    Senior Member beckyliz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Topeka, KS
    Posts
    282
    I am just so impressed that you able to do this yourself, mistakes notwithstanding! I would just have to toss it and buy another.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

  3. #13
    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,948
    LOL.....thanks you guys......but it's not over 'til it's over. haha I received the electrical parts today, but I decided to change the grease too, and it won't arrive until tomorrow or saturday, so I'm in limbo for awhile. Just keep your fingers crossed that when it's all done and I plug it in, it doesn't still have the same problem!
    I'm just grateful for the wonderful You Tubes out there for fixing things. I do so much better watching those videos, than looking at written instructions and schematics.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Williamsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Penns Woods
    Posts
    2,166
    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    LOL.....thanks you guys......but it's not over 'til it's over. haha I received the electrical parts today, but I decided to change the grease too, and it won't arrive until tomorrow or saturday, so I'm in limbo for awhile. Just keep your fingers crossed that when it's all done and I plug it in, it doesn't still have the same problem!
    I'm just grateful for the wonderful You Tubes out there for fixing things. I do so much better watching those videos, than looking at written instructions and schematics.
    I used to take everything apart I could get my hands on back in the day. Much of it.....wristwatches were my weakness.....I never did get back together. I have learned that an iPad is a wonderful tool for photographing tear apart in stages so that you can refer to the photos when putting things back together. My 30 year old Maytag dryer had every piece replaced. The newer things aren’t made to be repaired. It’s a shame. Keep persevering. You are impressing me.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    3,322
    Wow Cathy you are awesome. My Mom was really good at fixing things but me not so much)

  6. #16
    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,948
    Thanks Williamsmith and Teacher Terry.

    Williamsmith........oh man, I should have taken pics as I went along. I didn't think of that. I have taken a few pics and sent them to the technician who is helping me. It helps him understand what I'm talking about. He is with the company that I have ordered the parts through and they offer this as a service. Their You Tube videos are very impressive too.

    I have a Maytag washer and dryer too.........they are 38 years old! DH has worked a little on both of them from time to time. But like the Maytag commercial always said......."Maytag repairmen are lonely people." hahaha
    I can't imagine any new washer and dryer could ever compare to these work horses.

    Wow.....with everyone being so impressed, I'd better get this thing back together right!

  7. #17
    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,948
    Well, I'm going a little crazy. I'm like a dog with a bone when I have a challenge, and sometimes it would be better to just let go.
    I'm convinced I have a learning disability and up to a point, I do great......but then my mind goes blank and I'm totally lost.

    I got it all put together and turned it on and there were 2 sounds that weren't good........one coming from the gear area, and one from the electrical area. So......it's all apart again and I'll start over. It's making me crazy, and at this point if I knew of a good, reputable place that fixes these things, I'd probably take it in. Plus.....I'm just not ready to cry Uncle just yet.

    Back into the grease I go..........I hope I know when to fold....

  8. #18
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,196
    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    at this point if I knew of a good, reputable place that fixes these things, I'd probably take it in. Plus.....I'm just not ready to cry Uncle just yet.
    Around the Twin Cities there are occasional fix-it clinics -- mostly volunteer-staffed by folks with lots of mechanical aptitude and an unwillingness to toss stuff in landfills. Might they have something like that in your area?
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  9. #19
    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,948
    Hi Steve. I've never heard of anything like that around here. I'm sure there are probably lots of mechanically inclined people, but I just don't know them. I wanted to do this all myself, but if I try once more to get it right and don't, I'll ask DH to help. He's not real mechanical either, but I guess 2 heads are better than one, right? I figure if I take this thing apart again and again, it will become easy...........but all those parts will get worn out and I'll have to order new ones. haha

    I think all "How-to" videos are the same....whether it's cooking, sewing, car mechanics, or mixers, they make it all look so easy......probably because of that wonderful thing called "editing".
    Those videos should have that stuff at the end of the video like they do on TV, for medications......."side-effects of taking this mixer apart and putting it back together may cause shaking, uncontrollable crying, suicidal tendancies, etc.........)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •