Mixer was making clunking sounds and shaking

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

ModelK45

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Minden, NV

Feb 17, 2009

21 out of 24 people found this instruction helpful

I removed screws in a sequence that I felt wouldn't further damage the mixer until I had it completely unassembled. When I found the broken worm gear, I went online to find a part. I found an exploded view, but the part numbering was old, and the salesperson couldn't tell me what the worm gear and bracket assembly consisted of, as I only wanted the worm gear. After trying to drive the pin out of the assembly, and failing, I decided to back online and see if anyone else had a photo of the assembly. Luckily (and wisely) PartSelect,com did and that answered any questions I had. The price was better, too. Reassembly of the mixer was a cinch with the exploded view. It's working like new, and we're hoping for another 35 years of service from it! Thanks.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Worm Gear and Bracket

Part Number: PS734273

$11.43
In Stock

Motor Brush (Now subbed to Motor Brush)

Part Number: PS3495098

$3.83
In Stock