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You need to make sure that the hinge pin is tight, turn machine completely upside down and tighten the slotted screw up inside the pedestal. If that doesn't fix it you will need to check that the locking lever is properly engaging in the slot. You may need to "SLIGHTLY" file the slot in the pedestal that the lever engages into. If you go mad with the file you could wreck the slot.
You will need to look under the back cover and make sure that the lever is moving the speed control plate out and in at the bottom. Out = fast. If that is moving freely and there are no broken pieces inside that back cover (springs, brass governor bits) then replacing the small pcb at the top with the 4 wires coming out of it should solve the problem.
Put a towel on the bench and put it upside down on the towel. Wriggle lever and pedestal about and it may free up. The lever may be disengaged from the locking mechanism. The machine will need to come apart to fix any mechanism lever problems.
Ideally you need to fix what's bent and that normally would involve splitting the cases to get at and repair or change the speed control lever. If you don't want to do that then removing the back cover and altering the adjustments and maybe bending the switch contacts may make it operate at both ends of the speed control.
Get a copy of the Repair Part List of your model from Kitchenaid.com
Remove the Motor Housing (1). The Latch Lever (3) is connected to the Latch (10)
and held in place to the Lower Gearcase (5) by the Latch Bearing Screw (8). This
screw is visible from the outside and located near the Latch Lever.
Tighten this screw to fix your problem.
Open up the Motor Housing and inspect the Switch Lever with Stud.
The Lower Gearcase has many depressions which allow the stud to
snap into it when the Speed Selection lever is moved. If the Stud
is worn out then there isn't much you can do but replacing it.
3184193 is the Switch Lever And Stud part number for your model.