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K5SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K5SS parts

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Replaced main gears

  • Customer: Thomas from Dickson TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.

The spring latch had broken.

  • Customer: Katheryn from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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All that was required was a screwdriver and about 5 minutes. I removed the broken latch and screwed in the new one. Good as new. I am not a mechanical genius, but this repair can be done by about 98% of people.

The old wire whip had broken whip strands, and would not work effectivley.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Michigan City IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the new one out of the box, threw the old one away, and installed the new whip.

wire whip to kitchen aid was broken

  • Customer: patricia from Sidney IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was easy! I put in the model number for my kitchen aid and it showed a pitcher of it with a different model number but i trusted it and had it shipped to me. It came the next day!! I was so impressed by this. I would definitely order thorough. this company again!!

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.

latch snapped off. Wobble on low speed drive

  • Customer: Ronald from Tallahassee FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
received parts promptly, opened motor removed three screws installed worm gear . installed brushes external access.Buttoned motor up and tested operation. Very esy to repair with the supplied [correct] parts

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

Pin-bowl lost

  • Customer: Tina from La Farge WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply placed it in the slot and pounded until firmly in with a soft mallet. Thanks to your site I was able to find the piece easily and very inexpensively. Thank you so much. I would die if I couldn't fix this machine.

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 K5SS
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