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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K45SS parts

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All Instructions for the K45SS
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When using the bread hook, the force of the dough would knock the bowl out of the retaining ring on the mixer (Cap-Screw.)

  • Customer: Jerry from Burnsville, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Three phillips-head screws held the "Cap Screw" in place on the stand of the mixer. After cleaning the stuff out of the screw slots, the screws came out surprisingly easy. After the plate was lifted off, we cleaned the residue from under the plate, placed the new one in position and easily screwed in the 3 screws.
We were very pleased by the quick delivery of the part.

Plastic boke on the old thumb screw

  • Customer: Alice from St Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the old one........screwed in the new one, no chance for electrocution or power tools..........darn!

Worm gear broken

  • Customer: Jennife from Lancaster, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I called my fiancée.

broken wire whip

  • Customer: Stanislaw from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
no instructions necessary

Replace base plate on KitchenAid mixer

  • Customer: Joyce from Great Bend, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Took out 3 screws, removed old plate, put down new plate the tightened screws. Runs like new, great service, price, quick delivery!

beater was worn out

  • Customer: Juanita from Ferndale, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Insert and off you go. No real installation.

Needed new flat beater

  • Customer: Juanita from Ferndale, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the beater.

powder coating came off mixer paddle.

  • Customer: .JENNIFER from STAR, ID
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
put new paddle on

The worm gear was broken

  • Customer: DONG from Elk Grove, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the pin from the outside shaft,then removed all screw around the body of the mixer,then removed the top case out,took 3 screws out from the the gear assembly case......punched the pin out of worm gear then release the little shaft out from the case,replaced a new one....then starting go backward till completely all assembled don't forget lube grease to all gears and test run good very smooth.........it's ok

plastic outer casing on tightening screw had broken

  • Customer: Peggy from Escondido, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
This is the tightening screw that holds the attachments into the motor unit of the mixer. Found your web site and reordered 2 replacement pieces (in case one breaks!). Very EZ and user friendly. Thank you!

Base plate destored

  • Customer: Gordon from West Stockbridge, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I removed three screws, pulled off the old base plate.
Put new base plate in place and replaced the screws

Pin was missing on mixer allowing head to move.

  • Customer: James from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
Inserted new pin and tightened set screw.

Mixer stop rotating

  • Customer: Sherriel from TERREBONNE, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Replace went good used the online video, my husband doesn't usually use any help but said the video helped him. Now my mixer works perfect. Also the price and shipping time was awesome.

Attachments would not work, spindle turned erratically, with no power

  • Customer: Kerry from Sherwood, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Punched out the roll pin to remove eccentric from spindle, undid 5 screws (after removing trim ring), and removed 4 screws to undo the motor housing. Make sure to keep the one screw with a lock washer in the BACK of the housing. Undid the screw on top to remove the back of the motor housing to take out the strain relief grommet, prior to removing the motor housing. Scraped the excess grease into a tub to re-use. Pulled out the shaft, and lifted out the old (stripped) gear and plopped the new one in. Make sure to mark match points for parts, and put the pins back in in the right order. You have to put the 5 screws back in before sliding the trim ring on, and putting the roll pin back. make sure all gears mesh and test before snugging the motor housing screws. Be sure to orient the strain relief grommet securely, and be careful of the filter plates in the back of the housing (they're brittle). putting the grease back is like frosting a cake. Save a little for the planetary ass'y.

1960s Kitchenaid K45 Mixer Screw Cap Stripped

  • Customer: Henry from CAMPO, CA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
My early '60's Kitchenaid K45 mixer screw cap/base plate would no longer hold the bowl, so I looked for another. This item, though not an exact replica of the original, fit and works great. The design is better by being more stout than the original. Pretty straightforward installation: remove three screws, take out old base plate, install new plate and screw down.
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