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4K5SSOB0 KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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Corroded speed control plate ( full of flour). Had used the mixer for grinding deer meat and lost the slow speed. Flour would fly up in my wife's face.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Cowden IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I just thought there had to be a way to replace a component to correct the speed problem. I've never worked on a mixer before, so I thought it would be a challenge. Actually the repair was fairly easy. Make sure the unit is unplugged from AC. I removed the back motor cover with one screw and removed the end seal. I compared the parts on the mixer with the diagram provided at the Part Select website. I then ordered the parts. When the parts arrived 3 days later, I removed the Speed Control Plate ( 3 screws) and Phase Control Bd (1 screw) as one Assy. Removed the old Governor and slipped on the new one. Assy the new Speed Control Plate and Phase Control Bd comparing wiring and screwed them back to the unit. Removed the two motor bushes by unscrewing the side black motor brush holders and inserting the new brushes. I tried powering motor and nothing happened. I thought, great, now what did I do? I found out that you must make sure the brushes actually touch the armature otherwise the motor doesn't run. The gears are worn from grinding to much deer meat and my wife says no more. I've ordered new gears and looks like that job, too, will be easy to repair. Adding these parts is alot cheaper than buying a new unit and it will run like new. Not bad for over 10 years of usage.

KitchenAid Mixer was leaking oil/grease

  • Customer: Russ from Lawrenceville GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced gasket and O-ring. Problem solved. POC (Piece of Cake).

Needed new mixer beaters

  • Customer: Marie Ann from Dover MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced my kitchen Aid mixer beaters. I bought two replacement beaters. They fit perfectly

Nothing would happen when we turned it on...

  • Customer: Ashley from Dayton OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The brushes on the inside of the motor were destroyed. We thought that it would be easier to just replace the brush holder and the brushes, however, the brushes were easy! and QUICK! The brush holders...not so much. We had lots of problems getting the brush holders into place because of a metal piece that had to fit perfectly on top of the brush holder. It made it easier when I held the mixer upside down (we dissembled it) and my husband did his magic on fixing the brush holders. Pray that you won't need to replace the brush holders because it was NO FUN...but the brushes were QUICK AND EASY :)

Paint was peeling off the old beater.

  • Customer: Susan from Santa Barbara CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I put the beater in the mixer when I wanted to make a cake. I wouldn't call it a repair. The most amazing thing was that it arrived the day after I called and ordered it!

No rotation

  • Customer: Ronald from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was very happy with the customer services department and the support I received in identifying the part I needed for the repair. I received an email confirming my order with all details. I do wish you had a more cost effective shipping alternative, like Priority mail.
The repair went well and the mixer is back in business, for making those Chocolate Chip Cookie and brownies if you know what I mean.

Thank you
Ron Ashby

Plastic knob on speed control lever was lost

  • Customer: REID from BELLEVUE WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The knob was attached to the new lever. I began to disassemble the mixer case so that I could replace the lever. However, it soon became apparent that this would be a major project involving many components and potential problems in getting the unit back together. Since all I wanted was to replace the knob, I simply knocked it off the new lever and forced it onto the old one. It is hard for me to understand why Kitchenaid would not make just the knob available.

mixer stopped working

  • Customer: Joseph from South Port NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i followed the instructions in video. Thank you joe

Old Beater waspeeling and losing it's plastic

  • Customer: Barbara from Granbury TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the new beater and put it in.

machine not running-broken worm gear?

  • Customer: Barbara from Rockdale IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After I dropped a part of the shield into my mixer the motor screamed and I unplugged the mixer. I found out I had a broken worm gear. I then order the part and per the helpful video I did the repair and I also changed the brushes my mixer is up and running waiting for the holiday baking season thanks to Part select.com Very easy Instructions to follow I am very happy with the results. Thanks Barbara

Food mixer suddenly stopped without burnning smell

  • Customer: Takahiro from Arlington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just change the motor brush. That's it! It work well now. Thank you, Partselect!

The worm gear driven by the motor stripped due to excessive load.

  • Customer: James from Central City IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove the mixer head from the base by removing the 4 Phillips head screws. Pry off the ring around the rotating part with a flat head screwdriver. Punch out the pin holding the rotating part and remove. Remove the trim strip by removing the two Phillips screws at the rear of the unit. Remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the mixer head. Carefully separate the bottom of the head from the top using a flat screw driver. There will be the power wires connecting the top to the bottom of the unit. It is best to disconnect these wires to avoid breaking them during rest of the procedure. There will be a lot of grease in the gear box of the mixer. The assembly holding the damaged worm gear can now be removed by removing the three screws holding it to the bottom of the mixer head. At this point I removed the grease from the worm gear assembly to allow better inspection. Punch out the pin holding the worm gear to its shaft and remove the shaft. The worm gear is now free and can be replaced. Add some extra grease to the new gear and reassemble the mixer in the reverse order.

Install as per any accessory

  • Customer: David l from Heath OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Ordered part on Sunday, arrived on Tuesday morning. Mixer ready to use after washing and installing part.

needed new brushes for a mixer

  • Customer: Linda from St. Cloud WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to locate part I needed (brushes)..great diagrams Thanks

Mixer quit running

  • Customer: stephen from indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I discovered the brushes were worn, and one side had broken off and lodged against the armature.I got lucky as I removed the brush caps and the sleeves the brushes fit into (simple job) and was able to hand turn the armature so the pieces fell down into the bottom of the mixer housing.After removing them, I replaced the brushes and the mixer runs like new. Thanks for the fast delivery AND more importantly, the right part. Steve
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