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5K5SSWH4 KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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Speed Control Lever KNOB BROKEN

  • Customer: Robert from Minot ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 47 of 65 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the Knob off of the new Lever then pressed it on the old Lever. I had to order the whole lever because it was the part nearest the knob in the illustrated parts break-down. I RECOMMEND THAT THE KNOB BE ADDED TO THE ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAK-DOWN.

motor would run but mixer wouldn't operate: broken worm gear

  • Customer: Raymond from Shirley MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 32 of 34 people found this instruction helpful
My girlfriends' stand mixer failed when the accessory drive cap fell into the mixing bowl and jambed the beater, spliting the worm gear. The teeth on this gear are made of nylon and are molded to an aluminum center. This part is designed to fail in situations like this, saving the more expensive transmission parts. Following a repair manual I found online, I first removed the rear cover and pulled out the cord strain relief out from the base. Next I removed the drip cup from around the base of the planetary drive. I then used a pin punch to drive out the pin holding the planetary to the center shaft and removed the planetary. The unit was then inverted and I removed 4 screws holding the bottom cover to the gear case, and the 5 screws from around the planetary drive. The bottom cover was then lifted off. Three screws holding the worm gear bracket in place were then removed and the worm gear assembly lifted out. A small pin holds the worm gear to the shaft. I drove this out with a small pin punch and the shaft and worm gear were then removed. There is also a thrust washer on this shaft, and it's location is important. Make a note for re-assembly. The new gear was installed and the entire process reversed for re-assembly. A successful repair completed! My girlfriend would have replaced this $200 appliance, but I was able to repair it for less than $30 including shipping.

Mixer was making clunking sounds and shaking

  • Customer: Robert from Minden NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 26 of 29 people found this instruction helpful
I removed screws in a sequence that I felt wouldn't further damage the mixer until I had it completely unassembled. When I found the broken worm gear, I went online to find a part. I found an exploded view, but the part numbering was old, and the salesperson couldn't tell me what the worm gear and bracket assembly consisted of, as I only wanted the worm gear. After trying to drive the pin out of the assembly, and failing, I decided to back online and see if anyone else had a photo of the assembly. Luckily (and wisely) PartSelect,com did and that answered any questions I had. The price was better, too. Reassembly of the mixer was a cinch with the exploded view. It's working like new, and we're hoping for another 35 years of service from it! Thanks.

Leaking Oil

  • Customer: Alice from Fort Myers FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 19 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
This was my husband's first time to taking apart any mixer - much less a heavy duty KitchenAid. Since we could not find a local repairman, the only thing to do was try to repair it himself. Using your exploded view of the machine he found on the internet, he ordered a gasket which he felt would be needed to repair the mixer. When he tore the machine down, the problem was what he had suspected - original grease had liquified and the rest had turned black in color. He went to a local auto parts store and bought a can of wheel bearing grease. He cleaned out the old oil and repacked with about a half pound of the new grease. The most difficult part of the repair was inserting the roll pin to attach the ring gear housing to the output shaft. It was impossible for him to reinsert the original pin, so he bought a new tension pin with which he was able to work. The only part he has been unable to align is the lever to lock/unlock the machine. He managed to set it enough that it locks when the lever is pushed halfway. The machine works great but I would not advise a person without any mechanical ability to try to repair these mixers.

bowl will not lift

  • Customer: JOHN from MILFORD CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Had to use a center punch to knock out tension rod, once the rod got knocked out the job is easy from here. Pull the handle out, slip the plastic sleeve over the lift arm. Attach to the bowl holder arm. Before you put the tension pin back in, make sure the bowl moves up and the arm has the right swing. I put the arm in backwards and the arm swung into the bowl. I wanted to kill myself because I had already put the tension pin back in. Fortunately I was able to knock the pin out in a few seconds and the job was done.

broken wire whip for mixer

  • Customer: Tina from Beverly MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
tossed the broken whip and replaced it with my new one. It took less than a minute.

The worm gear (plastic-made to be the weakest spot), three teeth were worn,

  • Customer: Robert E. from Loveland CO
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the lower unit along with the top unit, removed the gear, replaced the gear, then put back together. I removed the grease, saved most of it, then discarded what looked like the dirty grease. I cleaned inside thoroughly in case broken parts were inside. The three schematics were very helpful in re-installed. Mixer was 40 years old but works like new!

broken gear

  • Customer: angelo from palm coast FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
remove 6 screws for top of unit, remove gear assymble (23 screws), reassmbly and test it works great

It stop working, mixer motor is not turning.

  • Customer: Lawrence from Antioch CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
1st I check if there is a burnt smell, there was burnt smell from the board phase. Check the motor brush. Surely enough they're at max (not touching the motor anymore). Replaced both parts, put everything back together. Tested it, it works like a charm. It's been working for the last 2 weeks now!

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
  • 7 of 9 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 thumb screw

  • Customer: Kathleen from Silvis IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
remove the old screw and screwed the new part in place. I like your link because it shows a picture of the fixture and you can find the part you need real easy. Will order from you again when I need it.

No action for the attachments for cutting/chopping.

  • Customer: David from Goodlettsville TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the rear cap, decorative strap, and decorative ring. Next I drove out the pin holding the mixing head. I then removed the 9 screws holding on the motor/gearing portion. This facilitated removal of the gearing from the motor assembly. I next laid in the new gears and calculated what thickness of fiber washers were needed to hold the gears in place. Reassembly was in reverse order of dissassembly.

The mixer got a wad of dough between the pan & beater and stopped.

  • Customer: Charles from Bowie MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Once I looked at the schematic I was prtty sure what the problem was and what I needed to repair the problem. It was reltively easy to disassemble the mixer and immediately saw that I was correct in what was needed. I ordered the parts. They came through with no delay. It took almost as long to find all of the parts as it was to do the repair. In all it took about a half hour to repair, put it together and clean everything up. It works just like new.

my Kitchen Aid mixer had one speed - HIGH!

  • Customer: Darcy from Eyota MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I actually didn't do the repair. I asked a friend who was a carpenter about what he thought was wrong with my mixer since it only had high speed which made mixing flour a snow storm. He said when his tools do that, it's the brushes. He ordered new ones and presto - my mixer works marvelously. He saved me from dumping a good mixer and $$$$$$$.

I broke the motor brush when I was taking my mixer apart for some serious cleaning

  • Customer: Veronique from Loganville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the screw holding the old brush. carefully removed the spring and old broken brush. we did have some of the old brush left inside, so my husband used a very thin drill bit to break it up. then carefully inverted the stand mixer to allow the broken pieces to fall out. then we were able to install the new brush. works great. yeah!!
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