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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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My wife was complaining of a loud grinding noise.

  • Customer: Nick from Naperville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I replaced the brushes. I didn't realize that I've put one of them wrong. Reminder for next time the brushes have to touch the rotor of the motor. It took me a little bit to understand but the brushes can go in and not touch the rotor. It works very quietly now. Thank you PartSelect for your infos and knowledge.

Bad Transmission

  • Customer: Norman from Norwich CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Task went EZ,I have two with bad transmission and with fixing them I found out the grease in case housing was bad like wax. So I'm going to check out my third mixer and replace old grease in that one. your part scrimatics are great thanks.

Worm gear was bad

  • Customer: Alvaro from Brighton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Order part through parts select. it only took 3 days to receive part. The mixer was very easy to take apart and to replace the gear. it was back together in about 20 min. The video from kitchen aid to repair the unit is awsome. Thanks

This mixer was found, in apparent brand-new shape, discarded at our trash transfer. It had a stripped worm gear.

  • Customer: Kathryn from Granville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I disassembled the mixer head, removed old grease and cleaned interior completely. I noticed the worm gear was broken and concluded some lazy person hadn't bothered to find out why this otherwise pristine machine didn't work. I ordered the parts from you, installed a new worm gear, repacked with food grade grease, put on the new gasket, reassembled and turned it on. TA DA!!! Since I have a 50 year old KitchenAid in fantastic condition, I gave this one to my neighbor. She cooks for about 15 people on Sundays and has never had a stand mixer until today.

Lost dough hook so no repair

  • Customer: jennie from cupertino CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just put it on and my challah was perfect!!

Coating on original flat beater was cracking.

  • Customer: Deanna from Saint Joseph IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just replaced my old flat beater with the new one. It fit and worked perfectly.

Leaking Grease

  • Customer: Larry from Salina KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First i went to the Kitchen Aid web site and found a video on how to take a part the mixer. Followed the instructions from the video and it was very easy. The grease in the machine was black so i cleaned it out of the transmission and repack it with hi-heat wheel bearing grease that i got from a auto parts store it took about a 1/2 lb. then put the gasket in and back together and put the o-ring on. Have run for awhile and it is ok. Want to say that these are very well built machine.

The thumb screw plastic came off

  • Customer: Karen from Salem IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Open the package with the new screw and it looked like the screw was wider. I tried it to see if it goes in and as long as you screw it straight in, there was no problem.

Lost a rubber foot on my Kitchen Aid mixer. The remaining feet we're hard and mushroomed. I decided to replace all 5. That was the correct decision.

  • Customer: Dale from Manheim PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I griped each foot with a pliers and twisted it out of its setting. I then set a new foot in place and hammered it into place with a small hammer. The feet fit snugly and did not need to be glued. Job was easy and mixer sits like new. I was glad I spent the money to replace all of the feet at once.

I had lost the thumb screw

  • Customer: Jane from Crivitz WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I sent for a new thumb screw and screwed it in where it belongs and now I can use my other attachments.

Motor runs, no motion at the business end of the mixer.

  • Customer: Robert J from Stephenson MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer down to the gear box. Found the plastic drive gear had a few stripped teeth. Did a search on the internet for the mixer gear. Found a couple of suppliers. Ordered the needed gear, pin and a bearing block just in case it was worn. The bearing block did not need to be replaced. Cleaned the broken off teeth from the gear grease and put the mixer back together. All worked fine when I plugged it in.

Mixer would stop spinning.

  • Customer: Joseph from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I found a video on how to repair mixer that would not turn. Watched video several times and replaced worn worm gear. Getting the old worm gear was the most difficult part of the job. I had to go purchase a pin punch ($5.50) with the correct tool is was easy.

BRUSH'S WORE

  • Customer: Gary from Scottsburg IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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CHANGE BRUSH'S

One of the parts broke 3 teeth and did not work anymore.

  • Customer: Amalia from Granville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew and dismounted the mixer, gather all pieces and screws, cleaned and washed every part, took away the old grease and replaced it with a new one, also looked carefully for the lost teeth and found them, Put grease in every part, put back and screwed all the pieces of the mixer, then tried the mixer which worked really well.

37 year old screw cap worn, wouldn't hold bowl with heavy dough

  • Customer: William from Spring Valley CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy removal of old screw cap, but new one didn't just drop in. Had to scrape paint and a little aluminum to make it fit. Finally did, and it works fine now.
All Instructions for the K45SS
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