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4K5SSOB0 KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 4K5SSOB0 parts

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All Instructions for the 4K5SSOB0
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Bowl won't lift

  • Customer: Beth from Torrington, CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
A part required to operate the bowl lift had failed, "broken in half". I removed the base, by removing 4 large philips head screws, then removed the pedestal which housed the broken part by removing 4 more large philips head screws. I used a hammer and punch to drive out the split pin, a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin and replaced the broken part.

pinion teeth sheared off the shaft

  • Customer: Ray from Roanoke, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went well after I figured out how to dis-assemble the mixer. Used straight & phillips screwdrivers and a small hammer & punch to drive out 3 pins. Ordered part# PS734233 pinion & shaft as shown in the parts page, it arrived on schedule, received part # 240210-2. Only problem was the new pinion had 10 teeth, the old/failed pinion had 11 teeth. Could not learn from anyone I called at PartsSelect or Whirlpool if the 10 tooth pinion was the correct part to use.
The teeth appeared to mesh with the mating gear,
installed the new pinion, reassembled and it worked fine. Not sure if it made a noticable difference in the output shaft speed.

Bowl lift arm broke

  • Customer: Steve from DALLAS, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Was able to use the diagrams to figure out how to put everything back together. Would have been a nightmare without that as I took the thing apart without really paying attention to what went where. The hardest part was inserting a set pin that holds the Bowl lift arm, which fits inside the stand. in place. So new parts - $20, less than an hour of my time disassembling/reassembling, probably saved me $125 in repair plus a couple hours driving it to service place and picking it up. No brainer.

One speed only and surging

  • Customer: Joan from HALEYVILLE, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the phase control board because the mixer had only
one speed and was surging. I noticed from other posts that it
is important to note the setting of the speed plate before you
remove it in order to remove the phase control board. Also be
careful removing the associated 'slip-on' terminals as it would
be easy to damage the speed plate. If I ever do this again I
will go ahead and replace the speed plate, probably the cheapest
item to replace. The operation was a success and the mixer is
back in business. Thanks.

Bowl lift arm broke - quick fix ready for 27 more years

  • Customer: Timothy from DANBURY, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
While kneading dough, my 27-yo stand mixer walked off the counter, and shortly thereafter the plastic bowl lift arm piece broke. After a quick internet search I ordered the part. Installation was extremely easy. 1) Using a rachet with a #3 Phillips head bit, remove the four screws holding the motor to the base. 2) Using the Roll Pin Punch pop out the roll pin. 3) Loosen and remove the cotter pin with the screwdriver and pliers. 4) Remove the broken piece. 5) Attach the replacement piece to the handle and insert the roll pin, tapping into place with the Roll Pin Punch. 5) Attach the lift arm to the piece and fix with the cotter pin. 6) Reattach the motor to the base. Ready for 27 more years of stand mixing duty!

The mixer would not spin so I assumed it was a bad worm gear

  • Customer: Karen from MARION, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a video on how to replace the worm gear. When I opened the mixer I noticed a small screw laying in the grease. I removed as much grease as I could and could not find anywhere that the screw would have come from. All the gears turned and looked fine so I replaced the grease put the mixer back together and it worked fine. I am thinking the small screw must have somehow fallen into the mixer when manufactured. So proud of my 70 year old self for getting the job done.

mixer wouldnt turn on

  • Customer: marc from MOBRIDGE, SD
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
watched an internet video to see what to do. Unfortunately even after replacing the chip the mixer it still didn't work.

Damaged gears in both machines. Been setting around for a few years broken. Gears broke way too soon.

  • Customer: Ethan from MEADVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed damaged gears. Very simple to do. Ordered gears. Replaced gears. Both working well ( so far. ) Machines are easy to dismantle. Just be sure to put the screws back in the holes you took them out of when dismantling...no lost screws. On the smaller model, took pictures of the wire positions to be sure they were replaced in the proper order. Larger model had no wires to remove.

spring latch was broken

  • Customer: Jack from GLEN ALLEN, VA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
changed the part

short in the wiring had blown the ground plug out,,,contact with a mounting screw head

  • Customer: dan from ELIZABETH, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
had to replace the outlet strip and relocate the mounting screw,,,,wiring cord to the mixer was super correct and had to simply follow basic wiring (black to black,,,silver to silver,,,green to ground) ,,, the cord came with the correct mounting bushing already on the cord. Thx a bunch!

worm gear worn out

  • Customer: michael from CISCO, GA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a short video on replacing the worm gear, although I did not know what the problem was until I watched the video. after the video ended I took the mixer apart and found the problem located a parts number an placed my order. got the part in one week put in the new part in about 20 minutes and it work like new. and the price was very reasonable

needed to replace rubber foot on mixer

  • Customer: Joseph from SAINT LOUIS, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The insertion part of the foot was tapered to fit in the hole in the mixer. Simple pressure was not the answer. So I used a small key, placed it on the bottom of the foot, after applying a little vegetable oil on the foot, and tapped it into place. Worked well.Joe

Worn Worm gear. Mixer made a clunking noise and wouldn't turn.

  • Customer: Deborah from HUNTINGTON, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Followed your instructions from the internet and it was a simple fix. Mixer works great again. Thank You ..you made it easy!

Beater replacement

  • Customer: William from SPARTANBURG, SC
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
No repair needed

I noticed that the Initials on the package indicated that the part was made in CI. That was the problem.

  • Customer: Gary from COLUMBUS, OH
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I decided to update the motor brushes in our KitchenA id mixer even though it operated perfectly for years. After installing the motor brushes, you sent,I plugged the cord attached to the mixer into the outlet. I selected 1 on the speed selector and nothing occurred. The mixer would not operate. I then checked the outlet to insure there was voltage present; there was voltage present. I again plugged the cord of the mixer into the outlet, selected 1, then 5, and finally 10, with no results. The mixer would not operate. Finally, I removed the motor brushes I had received from you and installed the old brushes that were originally in the mixer, plugged it in the outlet, selected 1 and the mixer operated perfectly as it did BEFORE installing the brushes you sent.
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