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K45SS KitchenAid Mixer - Instructions

All installation instructions for K45SS 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 K45SS
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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 lock wouldn't hold when mixing bread

  • Customer: John from COXS CREEK, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair is very straight forward. Remove the existing plate by removing the three phillip head screws. Use a regular screwdriver or knife to pop the plate off. (I cleaned the area while I was there but probably not necessary) Position the new plate with the screw holes lined up. Press down to pop the plate into position. Install original screws and tighten. You're done!

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.

Old wire whip was broken

  • Customer: Stephanie from JACKSON, TN
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Just put on the new whip...exactly like old one.

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

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!

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!

Damaged the worm gear in our 300w mixer.

  • Customer: H. from Hollister, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
After stalling the mixer while mixing dough I found that the motor still functioned but the blade didn't move. I basically took the mixer into my shop along with a digital camera to record any complicated disassembly procedure I might have to deal with for reassembly and proceeded to disassemble the mixer. Once apart, I cleaned the mixer parts, removed the broken worm gear and bracket, and got online for someone that carried the replacement piece. PartSelect sent the replacement within 3 days and now it works great again.

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.

Motor surges at some speeds

  • Customer: David from UNICOI, TN
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tried new brushes but alas it looks like it was a controller. Wife needed it asap so Ii bought her a new one. Service and delivery were quick but couldn't wait for a second part to try and repair it again.

Motor did not turn on.

  • Customer: Gonzalo from HAINES CITY, FL
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the excess of grease to clear all parts. Then I installed new mechanical parts. Finally, I installed all electrical parts. I followed a logical sequence of removing and installing steps. Tip: Never remove parts without a logical order of sequence.

The mixer started getting weak like a gear was stripped and then quite working all together.

  • Customer: Lane from Warrior, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the decorative band that covers the seam by removing 1 screw. I then removed the top portion of mixer by removing 4 square head screws. You will then see the gear housing in the front of the mixer. Remove the 4 screws holding that on. There are no spring that are going to pop out and you never know where they went, but be careful because there is a lot of grease and a gear that it just laying in there on the right side. You will see the stainless shaft with a couple on gear cogs on it. Remove the retaing spring from the shaft and pull the top gear off, it may be a little snug. You will then see the dowel pin, mine was sheared off but I could see where it was. Be sure to remove the broken pieces. Use the punch to knock out the remaining pin. Replace with new pin making sure it is evenly exposed on both side of the shaft. Replace the top gear, then the retaining spring, the the gear housing cover, then the mixer top cover and finally the decorative band. Be sure to unplug before you start. These mixers are expensive and expensive to have someone fix them. I ordered 2 pins because shipping is a little high and the pin is cheap. I fixed this for $17.00 total and have a spare pin.

worn gear

  • Customer: Robert from Auburn, ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
dissassembled mixer and replaced gear

wire whip got bent and had to be replaced

  • Customer: Robert from Lynchburg, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
just inserted the new wire whip

mixer would not turn

  • Customer: James from Wewahitchka, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
removed the screws holding the mixer housing and then removed the worn worm gear by removing the roll pin holding it on the shaft. Replaced the worm gear and inserted the pin that hole it in place. Replaced some of the gear grease and reassembled mixer. Went very easily. No problems at all.
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