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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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I broke the motor brush when I was taking my mixer apart for some serious cleaning

  • Customer: Veronique from Loganville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the screw holding the old brush. carefully removed the spring and old broken brush. we did have some of the old brush left inside, so my husband used a very thin drill bit to break it up. then carefully inverted the stand mixer to allow the broken pieces to fall out. then we were able to install the new brush. works great. yeah!!

Nut Screw Plastic Housing Split that stabilizes attachments on top side of machine

  • Customer: Richard from Bayfield, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the old screw with a hand tool to avoid injuring my hand. I then used my hand to install the new screw. Piece of cake. Ordering from Part Select was was a breeze. The only minor issue was the part cost $4.33 and shipping was $7.25.

gear was stripped , head wouldn;t turn

  • Customer: Joan from Nokomis, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the you tube instructional video. It was excellent with good advice that kept us out of trouble. My mixer works like new again.

broken gear

  • Customer: angelo from palm coast, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
remove 6 screws for top of unit, remove gear assymble (23 screws), reassmbly and test it works great

Moter would run, but nothing would turn

  • Customer: Curtis from Green River, WY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
first removed the dress ring by tapping it very gently.then drive the pin out that holds the beater plate on, now wiggle it off, then you can see the screws that hold the gear reducer on. remove them. take that off and you will see the housing that hold the worm gear. remove the 3 screws that hold it down . Now you will have to drive the drift pin out that holds the worm gear in place, slide the shaft out then remove gear. reverse order to assemble

The mixer got a wad of dough between the pan & beater and stopped.

  • Customer: Charles from Bowie, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Once I looked at the schematic I was prtty sure what the problem was and what I needed to repair the problem. It was reltively easy to disassemble the mixer and immediately saw that I was correct in what was needed. I ordered the parts. They came through with no delay. It took almost as long to find all of the parts as it was to do the repair. In all it took about a half hour to repair, put it together and clean everything up. It works just like new.

my Kitchen Aid mixer had one speed - HIGH!

  • Customer: Darcy from Eyota, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
I actually didn't do the repair. I asked a friend who was a carpenter about what he thought was wrong with my mixer since it only had high speed which made mixing flour a snow storm. He said when his tools do that, it's the brushes. He ordered new ones and presto - my mixer works marvelously. He saved me from dumping a good mixer and $$$$$$$.

replace burnt power cord

  • Customer: Richard from Alliance, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the back cover, two wires just unplugged and one wire I had to remove a screw, then put on the new wire, plug the two screws on, screw on the third wire and put the cover back on.

Stripped gear when I tried to make Pizza Dough

  • Customer: Patrick from Cupertino, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Very messy as there is lots of heavy grease inside the mixer and you have to fish out the blown gear parts. I vary glad I took shop class in High school as it preped me for the job. The machanical drawing you provide were very useful but you should mention the grease.

Mixer works just like new. and I got the parts in two days with standard shipping. Pizza on Thursday and fixed by Saturday

Worm gear was missing teeth

  • Customer: Terry from Pigeon, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer apart and cleaned the grease so off I could see the pins. Wasn't a hard fix only thing is make sure to clean the grease off so you can see what your doing

replacement for lost appliance part

  • Customer: John from Bethpage, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Just a replacement accessory for an appliance, not a repair. Quick and accurate replacement made for a quick return to the project. Only negative had hoped it would not be so expensive. At this point alls well that ends well.

Broken spring latch

  • Customer: Correen from Jaffrey, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Easy off-easy on! Parts were exactly what I needed.

Spring latch broke (it is 30 years old)

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Deep River, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
checked online for the part name, called and ordered the spring latch. It came in a couple days and works fine. Many thanks.

Mixer only had 2 speeds with the smell of electrical burning.

  • Customer: Michael from MONTROSE, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
This mixer was given to me 8-10 yrs ago with only 2 speeds (cant believe i waited this long to fix it). Repair went good, wasn't sure what i should replace so i replaced Control board, control plate, governor, grease in the gears and the transmission gasket. I first took any and ALL measurements for any screws on the control plate, this will help when you set your mixer speeds when its all back together. When installing the new governor i used a 10mm socket and a mallet to seat it all the way till it stops on the set pin. installed the new control board, with thermal grease on the back of the plate(very important). Didn't need to replace the grease in the gears, but i figured since i was in there id replace it. (No smells and all gears work) I used it to ground 5lbs of elk into burger (speed 4) after repairs and it worked great. Still have about 15lbs left to do and itll do it with out braking a sweat. Maybe i should open up a repair shop to fix these suckers...lol its that easy. What really helped with the repairs is the youtube video from Partselect. Second to none with a step by step on how to replace and repair just about anything on your mixer. Good deal, if i need to replace anything else i know where to go! Thanks

spent Pevel Pinion Center Gear

  • Customer: EUGENIO from MIAMI, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
remove the back cover part # 36, remove the top cover part # 1 (by removing the chrome ring parate # 28, the mobile disk part # 25 and six screws part # 24). This done, remove the system parat # 38 to release the Pevel Pinion Center Gear part # 15 and remove the damaged part and put the new part. The install the removed parts in reverse order as they withdrew.
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