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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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The speed control lever was bent and broken from a fall

  • Customer: Jim from Longmont, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Per a video on this site, I removed the stand part, then removed the rear electrical cover and aluminum band which wraps around the mixer. Next, remove the drip ring and planetary gear (use a punch). Then remove the 4 screws securing the bottom housing and the 5 screws around the planetary gear housing. You should be able to pull the upper and bottom housings apart now. This exposes the control lever. Just unscrew it and replace it. Re-install all parts in reverse order.

would not run

  • Customer: andrew from bridgeville, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just put in the new brushes

Broken worm gear

  • Customer: John from Wheeling, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video that was with the worm gear pausing at each step until I completed each step. The only different I did was to replace the grease in the gears and housing of my mixer. I figured with the gear busted, it was going to leave broken teeth in the grease. As I removed the grease I did find a couple of worm gear teeth. Thanks, Parts Select for the parts and video. You save me lots of $$$$.

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.

Original Wire Whip had fallen apart,20 = years old

  • Customer: larry from northborough, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It took longer to remove from the box, Less than 10 seconds to install, push on shaft and quarter turn, that's it simple, now back to making homemade Marsh mellow covered in chocolate. New whip is sturdy and strong.

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.

Handle stopped lifting the bowl.

  • Customer: Matthew from Bethel, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The issue ended up being this little plastic clip. The repair took me about 20 mins alone to make. However, I realized how dirty the mixer was and spent another 30 - 40 mins detailing it.

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!

coating on beater coming off

  • Customer: Kathi from Roosevelt, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took old off and new fit right in saved me over $300.00 for new mixer !

worm gear worn

  • Customer: Linda from Bolingbrook, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws on the back and base of the mixer. Took off the retaining ring and screws holding the mixer beater bar. Tapped out the retaining pin using an allen wrench and hammer. Carefully as not to scratch the unit. Removed the old grease, the screws holding in the worn worm gear. Replaced the gear, re-greased and reassembled the unit. To line up the retaining pin I used a very small allen wrench to get through the hole as it needed to set down all the way. Then when I wiggled it down it lined up the hole for the retaining pin. I tapped the pin back in place with the hammer and a larger allen wrench. Replaced the screws, lightly greased the gears. I had taken the "brushes" out earlier and learned that they go in a certain way. I also learned that the screw at the back by the wires, by adjusting it tighter or looser controls the speed lever. If your mixer won't work on low speed the screw has to be adjusted!

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.

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

Worn spring would not allow atthing mixer attacments

  • Customer: Randall from Ledyard, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was easy. Remove the seal ring with a flat blade screwdriver and drive out retaining pin. Pry out lower unit using two screwdrivers, one on each side. Once apart, use spring clip pliers to remove snap ring. Pull out shaft and replace. Clean and lubricate as you reassemble in reverse. Google the model number to get detailed instructions.
All Instructions for the K5SS
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