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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K45SS parts

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Worm gear broken.

  • Customer: Erwin from Northport ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed directions video on line. good directions.

Plastic worm gear stripped

  • Customer: Pete from Tracy MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The plastic worm gear was stripped,I took it apart first then cleaned out all the old grease so when the new part came it together like a charm.

Motor ran rough and weak with squeaking sounds

  • Customer: Peter from Brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Initially I thought this was due to worn motor brushes. I replaced the brushes but it did not fix the problem. Stator tested OK with an ohmmeter so I figured it was the armature part #PS3651001. Ordered that next and that fixed the problem. Spent 25 dollars which beats buying a new one. Next time I'm buying a used one from the 60s or 70s when they made them better! One tip - I had a hard time removing the pin that you need to remove the helical gear. Heating it with a heat gun helped a lot, also helped with replacing it after.

Worn out worm (nylon) gear.

  • Customer: Anthony from Altadena CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed up by your précised video, and print copy's which helped me a lot. That's easy!

kitchen aid mixer wouldn't hold the bowl for kneading or mixing cookie dough

  • Customer: Roland from Newport OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed 3 Philips screws. Pried out the old screw cap. It had been there for 25 years and had flour, egg, etc. build up over the years. Did use a needle nose plier to lift it out. Put in the new one. Needed a rubber mallet to snug it down. Design has changed slightly over the years. Put the 3 screws back in and as they say in England, "you have an uncle named Bob."

wire whip brokrn

  • Customer: Lawrence from Craryville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just screwed it in

worm gear replacement

  • Customer: Bart from Stuarts Draft VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched instruction video (from Part Select), the demonstration was close enough to enable me to repair the mixer. Newer mixers are disassembled differently.

Base lost grip

  • Customer: Miya from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put on a new base plate using fresh screws, all ordered on Parts Select in under a minute. Now my grandmas old Kitchen Aid Stand-up mixer is as good as new! This was way easier than I thought it would be and really a great experience!
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