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K5SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

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Spring latch on Kitchenaid broke

  • Customer: john from North Kingstown RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Two flat head screws removed, swapped out the latch, and replaced.
The entire repair took about two minutes.
Price was acceptable given the worth of the mixer.

The Kitchenaid heavy duty mixer's motor would run but the mixer head would not turn.

  • Customer: A. W. from Rogers AR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Obviously the problem was in the gear box of the mixer. I disassembled the gear box by removing the four large screws holding the base then the four screws at the rear and center of the mixer. Then I removed the thin metal ring covering the five screws around the front of the housing by gently prying up with a small screwdriver. The five screws beneth the ring have to be removed with a small blade screwdriver turning them a round at a time in sequence until they are free. Gently pry the two housings apart with a screwdriver and lift our the lower half with the plantary gears. I found the drive gear was stripped. I went to PartSelect on the web, eaisly found the exploded view of the mixer's gear box and ordered the gear I needed. The gear is part of an assembly attached to the mixer housing with three screws. Work around the lubricant in the housing. Within four days I received the new gear, installed it by reversing the above procedures and the mixer is working again. The total cost was $34.85. Not a bad investment considering the mixer cost over $400 and would have been trashed for want of one part.

Worm gear broken

  • Customer: Jennife from Lancaster PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I called my fiancée.

Spring latch broke (it is 30 years old)

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Deep River CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
checked online for the part name, called and ordered the spring latch. It came in a couple days and works fine. Many thanks.

turn and quit

  • Customer: GARY from BECKLEY WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled gear housing and replaced worm gear/bracket assembly. The hardest part was cleaning and working around what looked like 2 pound of grease. I will contact you again if I need parts for anything. Thanks.

Plastic lift arm was broken

  • Customer: Clyde from Johnson City TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the base and stand from the motor, easily found the problem,went online and found the part very quickly. I ordered my part, and ordered it. # days later I had the part in hand, replaced it, and now my mixer works like new.

bowl lift was broken

  • Customer: Kenny from Greenfield Center NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the mixer from the stand and replaced the bowl lift arm by removing a cotter pin and reconnected the arm to the crank inserting the pin roll and tapping it into place with a small hammer. It took all of five minutes to complete.

worn gear

  • Customer: Robert from Auburn ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
dissassembled mixer and replaced gear

Spring Latch broken

  • Customer: Randy from Ingram TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Take off the old one, put on the new one--start kneadin' bread. Finding a screw driver was the hard part.

Damaged the worm gear in our 300w mixer.

  • Customer: H. from Hollister CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After stalling the mixer while mixing dough I found that the motor still functioned but the blade didn't move. I basically took the mixer into my shop along with a digital camera to record any complicated disassembly procedure I might have to deal with for reassembly and proceeded to disassemble the mixer. Once apart, I cleaned the mixer parts, removed the broken worm gear and bracket, and got online for someone that carried the replacement piece. PartSelect sent the replacement within 3 days and now it works great again.

thumb screw broke

  • Customer: Ethel from Crystal River FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
it just screw in.

no mixing

  • Customer: per from highland MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
dis-assemble, replace part, re-lube, reassemble, test good.

mixer making thumping noise

  • Customer: Roger from Custer SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
disasembled found stripped gesr assembly ordered and replaced went very smoothly. It would have been good to have info and acsess to the correct gear grease to use in a mixer / food grade but it worked out well anyway.shipping was very fast thanks

worn worm-gear replacement

  • Customer: James from Glendale CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repairing/replacing worm-gear (FSP part# W10112253) for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer model number K5SS. First: I am writing this story because all the videos or repair articles I’ve viewed are either misleading or incorrect in that they do not include older K5SS models. 1. These older models from the mid 1960’s or even earlier have four very large #4 chrome plated Phillips Head Screws holding the mixer base to the motor assembly and NOT four small machine screws (one with a lock-washer) as seen on other repair videos. In addition, the stand is composed of two separate pieces with the bottom half being held together with another four identical #4 chrome plated Phillips Head Screws. The upper four holding the stand to the motor housing (I used a manual impact driver to loosen the very stubborn, #4 Phillips screws) must be removed so as to access the four smaller Phillips machine screws (no lock-washers found here, best buy at least four #10, split, before reassembly) 2. Lastly, you will need two pin punches however the recommended smaller 3/32 inch is still too large to remove the pin in the tower assembly. You will need one size smaller or a #4 pin punch instead. These older Kitchen Aid mixers were built with very tight tolerances. Please be patient and take your time removing the pins. Good Luck……. Jim

The plastic piece inside the mixer that raises and lowers the arm

  • Customer: Benita from West Yarmouth MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer apart so that the broken pieces of plastic would fall out. I needed a large philips srew driver -wasn't able to improvise. A friend (male) came over so between the 2 of us we took the machine apart and put it back together. The motor works fine, It was just the arm lever and everything is working perfectly now.
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