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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K45SS parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the mixer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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The Coating On My Flat Beater Had Chipped; Did Not Think It Was Safe Continue Using.

  • Customer: Gennette from Yuba City, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was actually not a repair problem; just a replacement of a part. I ordered it one day and the next day the part was here. I have never had such a quick turn around in anything I have ordered. Thank you!!!!

grease from housing leaking into bowl

  • Customer: Marvin from Hemet, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions found onllne at Kitchenaid.com and replaced seals with parts obtained from PartSelect.

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!

Sticky back disc on Orbital sander came apart (from old age )

  • Customer: David from Tolland, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove 3 screws ,remove old sanding disc replace with new installl screws

Plastic knob on speed control lever was lost

  • Customer: REID from BELLEVUE, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The knob was attached to the new lever. I began to disassemble the mixer case so that I could replace the lever. However, it soon became apparent that this would be a major project involving many components and potential problems in getting the unit back together. Since all I wanted was to replace the knob, I simply knocked it off the new lever and forced it onto the old one. It is hard for me to understand why Kitchenaid would not make just the knob available.

mixer stopped working

  • Customer: Joseph from South Port, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i followed the instructions in video. Thank you joe

bent wisk

  • Customer: Franciska from Carrollton, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replace wisk order process very efficient and delivery prompt.

machine not running-broken worm gear?

  • Customer: Barbara from Rockdale, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After I dropped a part of the shield into my mixer the motor screamed and I unplugged the mixer. I found out I had a broken worm gear. I then order the part and per the helpful video I did the repair and I also changed the brushes my mixer is up and running waiting for the holiday baking season thanks to Part select.com Very easy Instructions to follow I am very happy with the results. Thanks Barbara
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