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4K5SSOB0 KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 4K5SSOB0 parts

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All Instructions for the 4K5SSOB0
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Worm gear was missing teeth

  • Customer: Terry from Pigeon MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer apart and cleaned the grease so off I could see the pins. Wasn't a hard fix only thing is make sure to clean the grease off so you can see what your doing

bent the original wire wisk

  • Customer: Rosemary from Gaithersburg MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Just twisted it in to place. Parts Select was awesome! Thank you!

The mixer started getting weak like a gear was stripped and then quite working all together.

  • Customer: Lane from Warrior AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the decorative band that covers the seam by removing 1 screw. I then removed the top portion of mixer by removing 4 square head screws. You will then see the gear housing in the front of the mixer. Remove the 4 screws holding that on. There are no spring that are going to pop out and you never know where they went, but be careful because there is a lot of grease and a gear that it just laying in there on the right side. You will see the stainless shaft with a couple on gear cogs on it. Remove the retaing spring from the shaft and pull the top gear off, it may be a little snug. You will then see the dowel pin, mine was sheared off but I could see where it was. Be sure to remove the broken pieces. Use the punch to knock out the remaining pin. Replace with new pin making sure it is evenly exposed on both side of the shaft. Replace the top gear, then the retaining spring, the the gear housing cover, then the mixer top cover and finally the decorative band. Be sure to unplug before you start. These mixers are expensive and expensive to have someone fix them. I ordered 2 pins because shipping is a little high and the pin is cheap. I fixed this for $17.00 total and have a spare pin.

Spring latch broke and bowl would wabble around when the mixer was on

  • Customer: Carrie from Waukesha WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I unscrewed the spring latch (I could not find a screw driver- so I used a butter knife) I took the new one and screwed it on........the total time took about 2 minutes!
The best news was that the parts were delivered in 2 days after ordering!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

broken worm gear

  • Customer: robert from sun valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
just took the unit apart and replaced the worn gear and bracket . Then took the old worn gear and bracket apart and replaced the worn gear . Then put the assy back together and now I have a spare

all four feet on mixer damaged

  • Customer: ROBERT from ENDWELL NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I first ahd to remove the original feet by removing screws that held them in place. The new feet that I purchased were different then the original. They were a push in type and not held in by screws. I had to modify the base by drilling the foot holder to accept the new style feet. Once this was done, the feet were installed and looked good.

Stripped gear when I tried to make Pizza Dough

  • Customer: Patrick from Cupertino CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Very messy as there is lots of heavy grease inside the mixer and you have to fish out the blown gear parts. I vary glad I took shop class in High school as it preped me for the job. The machanical drawing you provide were very useful but you should mention the grease.

Mixer works just like new. and I got the parts in two days with standard shipping. Pizza on Thursday and fixed by Saturday

Moter would run, but nothing would turn

  • Customer: Curtis from Green River WY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
first removed the dress ring by tapping it very gently.then drive the pin out that holds the beater plate on, now wiggle it off, then you can see the screws that hold the gear reducer on. remove them. take that off and you will see the housing that hold the worm gear. remove the 3 screws that hold it down . Now you will have to drive the drift pin out that holds the worm gear in place, slide the shaft out then remove gear. reverse order to assemble

gear was stripped , head wouldn;t turn

  • Customer: Joan from Nokomis FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the you tube instructional video. It was excellent with good advice that kept us out of trouble. My mixer works like new again.

replacement for lost appliance part

  • Customer: John from Bethpage NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Just a replacement accessory for an appliance, not a repair. Quick and accurate replacement made for a quick return to the project. Only negative had hoped it would not be so expensive. At this point alls well that ends well.

The mixer bowl would not go down.

  • Customer: Claudia from felton CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First of all I found the part in no time flat and ordered it early afternoon and it was at my door within 24 hours! My son was off work one day and I asked him if he needed a job to do and he said "sure". So I showed him the new part and where it goes and in less then 10 min it was working. awesome!

Attachments would not work, spindle turned erratically, with no power

  • Customer: Kerry from Sherwood OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Punched out the roll pin to remove eccentric from spindle, undid 5 screws (after removing trim ring), and removed 4 screws to undo the motor housing. Make sure to keep the one screw with a lock washer in the BACK of the housing. Undid the screw on top to remove the back of the motor housing to take out the strain relief grommet, prior to removing the motor housing. Scraped the excess grease into a tub to re-use. Pulled out the shaft, and lifted out the old (stripped) gear and plopped the new one in. Make sure to mark match points for parts, and put the pins back in in the right order. You have to put the 5 screws back in before sliding the trim ring on, and putting the roll pin back. make sure all gears mesh and test before snugging the motor housing screws. Be sure to orient the strain relief grommet securely, and be careful of the filter plates in the back of the housing (they're brittle). putting the grease back is like frosting a cake. Save a little for the planetary ass'y.

Spring clip broke off

  • Customer: JOAN from CARBONDALE IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
As I was using my mixer the spring clip broke off. I immediately went to my computer and googled you. Twenty-four hours later the part had arrived and I installed it by removing two screws, holding the spring in place and replacing the screws. At the same time a repairman was in our home repairing our drier and I felt so empowered by my repairmanship that I nearly asked him to leave!
Thanks for your extreme promptness and readable parts chart.

Plastic boke on the old thumb screw

  • Customer: Alice from St Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the old one........screwed in the new one, no chance for electrocution or power tools..........darn!

Replace a broken attachment for an ancient KitchenAid

  • Customer: Kate from Vredenburgh AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I decided to repair my grandfather's first generation, ancient KitchenAid mixer. The wire whip had come undone so that it couldn't be used.

Everyone was skeptical that I could find the part for such an old mixer, but I got the serial number and googled "kitchenaid + the part number + whip whip + repair." That search brought up PartSelect.com.

It was very easy to plug in all the info and find the part on PartSelect.com and 24.99 later, the part arrived on my doorstep.

I took it out of the box, fitted it to the attachment on the mixer and turned the mixer on. Viola! Worked perfectly!

Thanks PartSelect! Everyone is amazed that I found the part for such an old appliance.
All Instructions for the 4K5SSOB0
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