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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the K45SS
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Coating on beater wore off

  • Customer: Sandra from Jackson WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Simply replaced the beater.Ordering part was simple and delivery was quick. I was back at baking in no time! Great service

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.

needed new brushes for a mixer

  • Customer: Linda from St. Cloud WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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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

Screw cap or retainer wore out and wouldn't hold the bowl tight

  • Customer: Robert from Aitkin MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old screw cap and installed the new one-only has 3 screw to remove and re install. VERY easy. Fits perfectly

Beater/Mixer Ran many hours, Rubbed paint off tip

  • Customer: Wade from McDonough GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new paddle beater, rmoved old beater from mach, took new beater from plstc bag, inserted into mixer in appropriate plc, turned on mixer. YES!!

broken glass shelf

  • Customer: Pam from Huntley IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Great! Got the right part, the first time- did not break in shipping. Your web site made it very easy to pick out what I needed.

The head of my machine was sagging

  • Customer: Lee from Valencia CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
and I thought replacing the hinge pin would fix it, I used an awl to push out the old pin then used the new pin to push the old one all the way out. That did not fix the problem. Went to a store to look over a new one and saw that the screw under the head at the hinge point on the new machines was not screwed in tight. Turns out that screw is the "bumper" for the head against the neck, so the head is held back by the screw. FIXED

the dough hook was chipped

  • Customer: Robert from Belle Fourche SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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replaced

Worn spring would not allow atthing mixer attacments

  • Customer: Randall from Ledyard CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was easy. Remove the seal ring with a flat blade screwdriver and drive out retaining pin. Pry out lower unit using two screwdrivers, one on each side. Once apart, use spring clip pliers to remove snap ring. Pull out shaft and replace. Clean and lubricate as you reassemble in reverse. Google the model number to get detailed instructions.

worn teflon worm gear

  • Customer: Frank from Bethlehem PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it was a kitchen aid dough mixer, had to take the top portion off and replace the assembly with a new one that holds the teflon gear. You can purchace the gear only and it becomes less expensive, but at the time I didn't take the chance cause the greese was there and didn't want to take a chance. Its a simple repair by removing some cotter pins and phillips head screws.

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).

Thumb screw

  • Customer: Linda from Lynden WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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the plastic covering the thumb screw cracked almost half way and lost the piece....so the new one is being used to replace this old one...very easy to install
All Instructions for the K45SS
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