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K5SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K5SS 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.

All Instructions for the K5SS
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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

I broke my old Kitchen Aid's wire basket mixer part

  • Customer: Carole from North Granby, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I tried to use the broken mixer paddle for almost a year before I checked out the part broken on line. I easily found the part, and it arrived within a week--and fit perfectly! Thank you for making it so easy to do on line!

After 25 faithful years , it deserved grease,contacts & brushes

  • Customer: Laurence from Redlands, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Downloaded a KitchenAide rebuild manual. Took it totally apart, inspected all the parts for wear and breakage, Cleaned and reassembled with new parts and grease. I only bought one extra part, the screw-stat. I was pleased with the parts and fast service, thanksLarry

stripped gear

  • Customer: Thomas from Caro, MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed gear assembly & grease, installed new worm gear assembly & repacked with new grease. Most difficult part was disassembling of mixer.

Leaking Grease

  • Customer: Larry from Salina, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

I had lost the thumb screw

  • Customer: Jane from Crivitz, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Change brush's

spring latch broken

  • Customer: Jo from Decatur, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy. I handed it to my husband! Presto, change-o, it was all fixed. Parts were delivered within 24 hours. Thanks, it was great.

One of the wire spokes had broken on my wire whip.

  • Customer: Nancy from North Andover, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is Cindy, the person who ordered the part for Nancy. She was absolutely thrilled that she got it the very next day! She thought I had paid extra for overnight delivery! She is so pleased she doesn't have to listen to the noise the other wire whip was making when turned on. Cindy

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.

Mixer jammed, then would not mix, motor ran

  • Customer: Gordon from Seneca, SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Wish that I had known about the video before disassembling. I did not know if it needed a part or was just jammed. It was clear that i needed a worm gear. So I ordered that. It turned out that I needed the Pinion Shaft w/ gear too. So another order. The shipping far exceeded the cost of the parts. NOTE: Clear off as much grease as necessary to be certain that there are no stripped gears anywhere, the order the parts. I took the mixer head off of the stand. I would suggest that you take a bath towel, roll each end towards the center, and place the mixed head so that it is supported on both sides by the towel rolls. NOTE2: Shipping was great 2 days or less. One part arrived on a Saturday. P>S> I do not know the age of this mixer. The age drop down menu should have an UNKNOW option.

Cord burned on stove burner.

  • Customer: Randy from Walnutport, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove 1Philips screw on cover in back of mixer. Take old cord off. The replacement cord comes with spade terminals. Take note when you pull off terminals where black & white go. The ground terminal(green) take screw out and replace.
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