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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K45SS parts

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The screw cap no longer held the bowl in place.

  • Customer: Roberta from Glen Ellyn IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is the easiest repair ever! I removed the 3 screws, cleaned around the area with a sponge and kitchen cleaner and put on the new cap. The screws went back in easily and voila ! Done!

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

Gears stripped

  • Customer: Spencer from New Braunfels TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced gears and cleaned and re-greased gears

Replaced main gears

  • Customer: Thomas from Dickson TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed the mixer from the base by removeing the pivot pin at the mixer base support. 2. removed the retainer ring from the housing. 3. removed the pin from the shaft. 4. removed 5 philips machine screws from the round base. 5. removed the round base from the mixer housing. 6. removed the o-ring from the shaft. 7. removed the shaft and large worm/pinion gear from the shaft. 8. pressed out the pinion drive gear from the mixer. The reverse operation repaired the mixer to new condition.

Beater was peeling and chipped; thumb screw was worn & loose to the point it would fall out

  • Customer: Carol from LIGNITE ND
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It only involves reinserting the beater . And the thumb-screw was falling out so I cleaned the area and replaced the thumb screw. Very simple and easily done.

original part worn out, wouldn't hold mixing bowl

  • Customer: Diane from Holland MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed old part, put in new part.New part much better design than old one. Works great. Your service is great. Had the part in a 2-3 days. Awesome.

Brushes go in only one way & not same each

  • Customer: john from las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took it to repair shop

Broken worm gear

  • Customer: Dallas from Atlanta GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Knob fell out of the front of the mixer into the bowl and jammed the beater. This caused the motor to strip the plastic worm gear. Open unit to investigate and found about 4 teeth missing out of the worm gear. Ordered a replacement. Installed the new gear once received in about 30 minutes. Wife is now happy again. Just need to make sure you pack enough gease into the new gear before reassembling the unit.

mixer would not turn on

  • Customer: John from Norfolk VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed one screw from back cover, loosened two screws holding speed control plate, removed one wire at a time from old unit to new, screwed two top screws back on mixer,plug mixer back in, adjust speed control screws until I reached correct speed, put back cover back on

Lower Agitator broke as well as speed only worked on fast

  • Customer: Rob from Tomball TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced electrical board and speed control plate. cleaned and added new grease. Removed agitator cover and replaced agitator with new. Problem agitator did not match existing. Old agitator was drilled and tapped for a plate to hold gear in place. Tried one without does not work.

Teeth broke off pinion gear

  • Customer: Kevin from Volant PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video twice and made the repairs

ground off the gears

  • Customer: Tom from Bay City MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the instruction on you tube

Stripped plastic gearr

  • Customer: CONRADT from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened beater , removed grease , took bearing off , removed alignment pins ,pulled shaft and pinion out , replaced parts , lubricated with new grease , assembled the whole drive . do not like the plastic gear or the clearance once assembled has a lot of slop for this type of drive .

worm gear had broken tooth and gear was loose on sprocket

  • Customer: Larry from Briggsdale CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I dismantled the machine to find the problem and to see what part I needed. Than when I ordered the part I saw the video of how to do it. If I had seen the video before I dismantled, I would have save a few steps. The video was very complete and accurate even it being an older model

Broken Part to KitchenAid Mixer

  • Customer: PJ from Rome GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Great experience. Reasonable cost. Quick delivery. Would certainly use PartSelect again
All Instructions for the K45SS
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