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K5SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K5SS parts

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All Instructions for the K5SS
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broken thumb screw

  • Customer: Kathleen from Silvis, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 8 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
remove the old screw and screwed the new part in place. I like your link because it shows a picture of the fixture and you can find the part you need real easy. Will order from you again when I need it.

my Kitchen Aid mixer had one speed - HIGH!

  • Customer: Darcy from Eyota, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
I actually didn't do the repair. I asked a friend who was a carpenter about what he thought was wrong with my mixer since it only had high speed which made mixing flour a snow storm. He said when his tools do that, it's the brushes. He ordered new ones and presto - my mixer works marvelously. He saved me from dumping a good mixer and $$$$$$$.

The mixer got a wad of dough between the pan & beater and stopped.

  • Customer: Charles from Bowie, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Once I looked at the schematic I was prtty sure what the problem was and what I needed to repair the problem. It was reltively easy to disassemble the mixer and immediately saw that I was correct in what was needed. I ordered the parts. They came through with no delay. It took almost as long to find all of the parts as it was to do the repair. In all it took about a half hour to repair, put it together and clean everything up. It works just like new.

Worm gear was missing teeth

  • Customer: Terry from Pigeon, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer apart and cleaned the grease so off I could see the pins. Wasn't a hard fix only thing is make sure to clean the grease off so you can see what your doing

broken worm gear

  • Customer: robert from sun valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
just took the unit apart and replaced the worn gear and bracket . Then took the old worn gear and bracket apart and replaced the worn gear . Then put the assy back together and now I have a spare

Moter would run, but nothing would turn

  • Customer: Curtis from Green River, WY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
first removed the dress ring by tapping it very gently.then drive the pin out that holds the beater plate on, now wiggle it off, then you can see the screws that hold the gear reducer on. remove them. take that off and you will see the housing that hold the worm gear. remove the 3 screws that hold it down . Now you will have to drive the drift pin out that holds the worm gear in place, slide the shaft out then remove gear. reverse order to assemble

I broke the motor brush when I was taking my mixer apart for some serious cleaning

  • Customer: Veronique from Loganville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the screw holding the old brush. carefully removed the spring and old broken brush. we did have some of the old brush left inside, so my husband used a very thin drill bit to break it up. then carefully inverted the stand mixer to allow the broken pieces to fall out. then we were able to install the new brush. works great. yeah!!

replacement for lost appliance part

  • Customer: John from Bethpage, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Just a replacement accessory for an appliance, not a repair. Quick and accurate replacement made for a quick return to the project. Only negative had hoped it would not be so expensive. At this point alls well that ends well.

Replace a broken attachment for an ancient KitchenAid

  • Customer: Kate from Vredenburgh, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
I decided to repair my grandfather's first generation, ancient KitchenAid mixer. The wire whip had come undone so that it couldn't be used.

Everyone was skeptical that I could find the part for such an old mixer, but I got the serial number and googled "kitchenaid + the part number + whip whip + repair." That search brought up PartSelect.com.

It was very easy to plug in all the info and find the part on PartSelect.com and 24.99 later, the part arrived on my doorstep.

I took it out of the box, fitted it to the attachment on the mixer and turned the mixer on. Viola! Worked perfectly!

Thanks PartSelect! Everyone is amazed that I found the part for such an old appliance.

bent the original wire wisk

  • Customer: Rosemary from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Just twisted it in to place. Parts Select was awesome! Thank you!

spent Pevel Pinion Center Gear

  • Customer: EUGENIO from MIAMI, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
remove the back cover part # 36, remove the top cover part # 1 (by removing the chrome ring parate # 28, the mobile disk part # 25 and six screws part # 24). This done, remove the system parat # 38 to release the Pevel Pinion Center Gear part # 15 and remove the damaged part and put the new part. The install the removed parts in reverse order as they withdrew.

gear was stripped , head wouldn;t turn

  • Customer: Joan from Nokomis, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the you tube instructional video. It was excellent with good advice that kept us out of trouble. My mixer works like new again.

Stripped gear when I tried to make Pizza Dough

  • Customer: Patrick from Cupertino, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Very messy as there is lots of heavy grease inside the mixer and you have to fish out the blown gear parts. I vary glad I took shop class in High school as it preped me for the job. The machanical drawing you provide were very useful but you should mention the grease.

Mixer works just like new. and I got the parts in two days with standard shipping. Pizza on Thursday and fixed by Saturday

Broken spring latch

  • Customer: Correen from Jaffrey, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Easy off-easy on! Parts were exactly what I needed.

Attachments would not work, spindle turned erratically, with no power

  • Customer: Kerry from Sherwood, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Punched out the roll pin to remove eccentric from spindle, undid 5 screws (after removing trim ring), and removed 4 screws to undo the motor housing. Make sure to keep the one screw with a lock washer in the BACK of the housing. Undid the screw on top to remove the back of the motor housing to take out the strain relief grommet, prior to removing the motor housing. Scraped the excess grease into a tub to re-use. Pulled out the shaft, and lifted out the old (stripped) gear and plopped the new one in. Make sure to mark match points for parts, and put the pins back in in the right order. You have to put the 5 screws back in before sliding the trim ring on, and putting the roll pin back. make sure all gears mesh and test before snugging the motor housing screws. Be sure to orient the strain relief grommet securely, and be careful of the filter plates in the back of the housing (they're brittle). putting the grease back is like frosting a cake. Save a little for the planetary ass'y.
All Instructions for the K5SS
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