Mixer suddenly ceased operation after sharp noise

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

ModelK45WssWH

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Walter From Athens, GA

Jun 20, 2008

2 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

To access the interior of the mixer, I first removed the single screw holding the cup-shaped part at the rear. Then I removed the 4 large screws on the under surface of the mixer head. Next I removed the bright metal ring around the planetary gear area by prying it off. I then pried the dish-shaped part off the shaft using a large-bladed screwdriver. This exposed 5 screws on the circumference of the planetary gear. By removing them, one can pull up the gears and see into the area below. I found the worm gear had fractured. By removing 3 screws at the base I extracted it for closer inspection, checking for any loose pieces. Beware of the jelly-like grease. The replacement part goes into position, and one then follows the steps in reverse.

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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