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4KB25G1XOB5 KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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Stand mixer gear teeth sheered off

  • Customer: Brett from Yosemite CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First and foremost, I am not mechanical at all. I typically refer to parts as thing-a-ma-jigs, and whatca-ma-call-its. When it froze up and started to make a loud grinding noise, I guessed it was a gear problem. I decided to try to take it apart, What did I have to lose? If I couldn't figure it out, I would be down a mixer. I was already down one as it was. It was very easy to take apart and I could immediately see what gears needed to be replaced. Parts Select made it very easy to see what parts I needed. And delivery was lightning fast; the next day after it shipped! I found a PDF on line on how to dis-assemble and re-assemble the mixer. I got it together and it mixed for a few minutes and froze again. I took it apart and realized that I didn't have the whatcha-ma-call-it (worm gear) seated properly. Fixed it and put it back together and put it to the test. Working just fine now! Thank you Parts Select for making this very easy!

worn teeth on worm gear. beater not turning

  • Customer: Joanna from Tower Hill IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off the strap band around mixer, took off the cover (4 screws, took off gear cover (4 screws) took off the retaining ring(used pliers and screwdriver) took off upper gear, took out retaining pin, took off lower gear (becareful to grab the planetary assembly as it will fall out after you take out the retaining pin) cleaned out all of the gear grease (the teeth that were missing were in it. replaced the planetary assembly, lower gear and retaining pin. replaced the upper gear, replaced the retaining ring (used screwdriver and hammer. you have to spread the ring with end of screw driver so it will fit on the shaft then tap lightly with screwdriver and hammer to get it down to the keyway for the ring.) replaced the gear grease with NEW grease, reaplaced the gear cover, replaced the mixer cover, replaced the strap band and plugged it in to test it. IT was quieter than before and works great. i spent less than $30 to repair my 10 year old, out of warranty, Kitchen Aid Mixer. much better than the $32.00 to ship it to factory repair shop and get an estimate to repair. I needed it to make a cake for my nephews wedding. I had my parts in 2 DAYS!!! it was a great experience over all.

Worn out worm gear

  • Customer: Todd from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new worm gear and received in a few days. I cleaned out old grease from the gear housing, replaced the worm gear and packed with new grease. Machine runs well now. Easy repair.

Mixer is running in high speed then shut down.

  • Customer: Scott from Farmingville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the switch component twice and I still have the same problem. I will purchase a new motor now see if that works? I'll post what happens thanks

worm gear was wore out and needed replacing

  • Customer: Loren from Franklin ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the cover as stated in the e-mail and followed their recommendations on how to do the repair, the hardest part was removing the retainer clip, job went smoothly. thanks

Teeth worn/broken off part of the worm gear

  • Customer: Paul from Manns Choice PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed shroud and gear case top. No snap-ring pliers, so I used two small vice grips, one on each lobe, and spread and "worried" the ring up the shaft. Changed out all ghe grease in case of metal chips. Put it back tegether. Works fine.

Stripped worm gear

  • Customer: OLIVER from ANCHORAGE AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used the meat grinder attachment, with the retaining ring too tight for the motor to turn the augur, so a gear stripped and the mixer would not run. I opened the mixer top, removed the transmission cover, removed enough grease to diagnose the problem (6 teeth stripped off the steel worm gear). I ordered a replacement steel worm gear and, while I was at it, a new retaining ring, bevel gear, retaining pin and the large planetary gear, as I could not tell the condition of these until I disassembled the whole gear train. I then removed the gear train components (needed a snap ring pliers to remove the retaining ring -- I don't recommend trying to remove it with an y other tool), washed them in acetone, cleaned out the transmission case and went over it with a magnet to get stray gear tooth remnants, replaced the worm and bevel gears and reassembled, using the original planetary gear, retaining pin and retaining ring. Filled the bottom of the transmission with planetary grease first, then, once the gear train had been replaced, slathered a big pile of grease over it, replaced the transmission cover. The machine then ran perfectly, so I replaced the mixer's top cover and decorative band and was back in business mixing with it about 30 minutes after cleaning the last of the grease off my hands. I should mention, I used a LOT of paper towels for this job. This was a fun job and I was sorry that it was so easy to do, as I enjoy working with gears and grease.

The motor was running but the mixer wasn't turning

  • Customer: Steve from Cornwall VT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After trying to make a batch of heavy frosting, my KitchenAid mixer final stopped turning. After watching a video of how to change the grease in a similar model on PartsSelect and seeing it wasn't that hard to take apart, I decided to give it a try myself. Removing the cover exposed a completely worn gear drive. Luckily, it was easy to determine which parts needed replacing and PartSelect sent them in no time. Once I put everything back together, it sounded terrible which was pretty tough to take. As it turned out, the problem was flecks of metal from the gear were still in the grease and were getting caught in the mechanism. Once I thoroughly cleaned all the grease out and gave it some fresh grease the machine worked great. Much better than before. I only wish I had swapped the grease out at the same time. Thank you PartsSelect for saving me hundreds of dollars on a new machine!

Worn worm gear

  • Customer: Dennis from Frankfort IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The KitchenAid is "old school" in that it is held together with simple (but very stout) bolts and screws. I removed about 10 such fasteners, slipped off the gear retainer, and pulled it out. On Sunday, a very nice customer service rep helped me order the right part, but I did the rest on line in a matter of seconds. It shipped on Monday and arrived on Wednesday. Took about 10 minutes to put everything back. I REALLY WISH everything was this easy in 2012!!!

no power and have bad noise

  • Customer: Man fui from East Brunswick NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove the cover,take out four screw from gear box,remove the gear box,clean all gears,then you see damage gear,replace it ,install new grease.

bevel gear chewed up by the hub bevel gear

  • Customer: Leonard H. from Rustburg VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took mixer apart down to removal of gear case cover.upon removal of this cover found the bevel gear and hub bevel gear chewed up .removed them both then replaced them both.and also had to solve a clearence problem between the 2 gears they were too loosely meshing. so had to push the hub retainer closer to take up the meshing slack.not sure my repair will hold but i have another set of gears and another solution that will surely fix it.

bevel gear was stripped

  • Customer: Mark from Florence OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
opened the mixer.. all screws in kitchaid are the same so not to worry... opened up and replaced the gears... and put it back together... diagram helped in that front and rear bearings of connecting gear are the same # on diagram it is easy to confuse when you put it back together, but the item number and description of each helped make sure it was in the right place. Otherwise... time to fix would have been less....

stripped gear.

  • Customer: Craig from Cawker City KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took mixer cover off, took gear box cover off, removed gears, replaced gears, replaced covers, made cookies, no problem!!

head of screw was broken in half

  • Customer: marjorie from juda WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked on line found the product sent in information and 3 days later was in my mailbox,great service and ease of ordering. thanks marjorie

Mixer would not fully rotate under any load

  • Customer: Rick from Warwick RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removing the cover of the mixers "guts", it was immediate evident the a major gear had lost a few of its "teeth". Parts Select clearly offered the required part of this $300 mixer for a favorable price. I was fully impressed that it arrived within 4 days or my ordering the part. I simply exchanged the damaged gear and restored the mixer to service and I'm fully impressed with the Parts Select Company for their swift response to my needs.
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