stripped nylon drive gear

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

ModelK5SS

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

James From Naperville, IL

Dec 07, 2007

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Followed the repair instructions from the manual. ...

I did notice that the replacement part had an extension on it that allowed for the gear grease to be "pulled up" onto the drive gear ( the one that broke), while the unit is running. This feature was not on the original part, but was obviously an upgrade design which was added after my particular mixer was made. I think that the extension on the bracket will help prevent the new nylon gear from binding and stripping as we use the mixer from now on.

I'm glad that PartSelect had the more modern part on hand, and not just an "overstock" from the original, inferior design.

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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