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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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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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Mixer suddenly ceased operation after sharp noise

  • Customer: Walter from Athens, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
To access the interior of the mixer, I first removed the single screw holding the cup-shaped part at the rear. Then I removed the 4 large screws on the under surface of the mixer head. Next I removed the bright metal ring around the planetary gear area by prying it off. I then pried the dish-shaped part off the shaft using a large-bladed screwdriver. This exposed 5 screws on the circumference of the planetary gear. By removing them, one can pull up the gears and see into the area below. I found the worm gear had fractured. By removing 3 screws at the base I extracted it for closer inspection, checking for any loose pieces. Beware of the jelly-like grease. The replacement part goes into position, and one then follows the steps in reverse.

The plastic piece inside the mixer that raises and lowers the arm

  • Customer: Benita from West Yarmouth, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Took the mixer apart so that the broken pieces of plastic would fall out. I needed a large philips srew driver -wasn't able to improvise. A friend (male) came over so between the 2 of us we took the machine apart and put it back together. The motor works fine, It was just the arm lever and everything is working perfectly now.

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.

Plastic lift arm was broken

  • Customer: Clyde from Johnson City, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the base and stand from the motor, easily found the problem,went online and found the part very quickly. I ordered my part, and ordered it. # days later I had the part in hand, replaced it, and now my mixer works like new.

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
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