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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.

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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

My wife was complaining of a loud grinding noise.

  • Customer: Nick from Naperville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the brushes. I didn't realize that I've put one of them wrong. Reminder for next time the brushes have to touch the rotor of the motor. It took me a little bit to understand but the brushes can go in and not touch the rotor. It works very quietly now. Thank you PartSelect for your infos and knowledge.

Bad Transmission

  • Customer: Norman from Norwich CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Task went EZ,I have two with bad transmission and with fixing them I found out the grease in case housing was bad like wax. So I'm going to check out my third mixer and replace old grease in that one. your part scrimatics are great thanks.

Stripped worm follower gear.

  • Customer: Johnna from Childress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video. Ordered the parts. Watched the video again. Replaced the worm follower gear and bearings on the worm gear. Added grease. Installed new gear housing. Put it all back together and tested. Works like new. Now I get cakes and goodies again and have a happy wife who thinks I'm super handyman. Thanks

Worm gear was bad

  • Customer: Alvaro from Brighton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the K5SS
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