The Sunbeam Mixmaster 2353 comes with multiple heads to help easily combine doughs and other baking mixes without the effort of using your bare hands. Fixing the mixer if it fails to start or begins to malfunction involves making a quick inspection for common signs of trouble. In some cases minor faults have a knock-on effect that causes the mixer to become nonoperational. Fixing the appliance at home is a practical way to save money.
Follow the mixer's power cord to the electrical outlet and confirm the plug is firmly inserted. If you are using an extension cord or multi-plug adapter, disconnect it and plug the mixer directly into the outlet. The adapter or extension could be overloaded and unable to carry the necessary voltage.
Push the attachments firmly into the mixer; loose dough or whisk heads may rattle around or have no drive from the motor. You should hear a click when the attachment properly locks in place. The beater attachment needs to be twisted slightly before it locks in position. Dough sometimes creeps up the attachments if they are not correctly installed.
Press the tip button, located to the left of the speed dial, and raise the head of the mixer. Move the head back downward, so the attachments enter the bowl, until the lock snaps into position. The mixer may not start unless the head is firmly locked down.
Reduce the amount of dough in the bowl; the weight may be too much for the 350-watt motor to handle. If the motor struggles with even light loads, it may be time to replace it. Sunbeam mixers can be repaired or replaced at one of the company's service centers. You may be entitled to free service if you have a valid warranty.
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