I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer that I use almost every day. I purchased it about six years ago-after we decided to upgrade to a larger model that could handle larger batches of dough.
It started making a little more noise and one day it decided to seize up and quit working when I was making a batch of pizza dough.Ir would turn on but the dough hook would not spin.
I was shocked!! Yes, I use it on a regular basis but the smaller Kitchen Aid that was replaced was more than 10 years old and still works!
What to do?
I got online looking for the closest Kitchen Aid- Authorized Service Repair Technician.
Mike said he would look at it. (which means take it apart! )
My response-"You are not an authorized Service Repair Technician, and it states that you should take it to an "authorized" technician.
Mike's response (after rolling his eyes)- I build proto type machinery for a living, I think I can handle a Kitchen Aid!
He did some researching of his own and found some online video tutorials. Doable!
So he commenced with taking it apart (okay, I was a little nervous)
We found the parts on Amazon-ordered-they arrived- Mike fixed it!
Even as I type, it is busy making bread dough.
Total cost for parts-51.00
Cost of Labor- Free (unless you count the loaf of French Bread :) )
We purchased our parts on Amazon from Seneca-River Trading
I am a little disappointed the newer Kitchen Aid Mixers appear to not be built as well as they use to be, but with all of the attachments I have for mine and how much I use it, it was worth the 51.00 dollars to have it up and running again.
There are several tutorials online as well as places to purchase parts. I would just advise you do your homework before you start taking your Kitchen Aid apart.