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My Kitchenmaid 6qt professional lift bowl stand mixer is 11

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My Kitchenmaid 6qt professional lift bowl stand mixer is 11 years old, I think, and has never had any service performed. Lately, it sounds like it is straining regardless of beater speed selected and what is being mixed, e.g., egg whites beaten at speed 2 sound as "painful" as stiff icing. Any ideas what might be going on or what I might do to try to fix it?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dave replied 9 months ago.

It's either your speed control, or the motor brushes.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is this something I can repair myself? My husband and I are both fairly handy.
Expert:  Dave replied 9 months ago.

You can check the brushes by unscrewing the access covers. There is one on each side. The speed control is accessible by removing the trim piece and removing the top of the mixer.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks! We found the problem. The bearing on the front end of the worm gear is broken.
Expert:  Dave replied 9 months ago.

I'm happy to have been of help.