Introduction

If your mixer won't spin or is noisy, follow our guide on how to replace the worm gear.

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  • Using a spudger, gently pry off the aluminum drip ring.

Unplug the Mixer.

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  • Using a 1 mm pin punch and hammer, hammer the pin until it is dislodged from the planetary gear cover.

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  • Using a spudger, pry the planetary gear cover from the mixer shaft.

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Image 1/1: Using the same flathead screwdriver, remove the two, 28 mm locking screws.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the five, 28 mm front motor housing screws.

  • Using the same flathead screwdriver, remove the two, 28 mm locking screws.

  • One of the locking screws contains a safety locking mechanism. Do not interchange these screws with the front motor housing screws.

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Image 1/1: One of the rear motor housing screws contains a safety locking mechanism. Do not interchange these screws with the front  motor housing screws.
  • Turn your device around. Using the same flathead screw driver, remove the two, 28 mm rear locking screws.

  • One of the rear motor housing screws contains a safety locking mechanism. Do not interchange these screws with the front motor housing screws.

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Image 1/2: The rear cover is now completely free from the mixer. Image 2/2: The rear cover is now completely free from the mixer.
  • Using a phillips 2 screwdriver, remove the 10 mm screw from top of back cover.

  • The rear cover is now completely free from the mixer.

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Image 1/2: The motor housing cover is now completely free from the base of the mixer. Image 2/2: The motor housing cover is now completely free from the base of the mixer.
  • Carefully pull the power cord from the notch in back of the mixer.

  • The motor housing cover is now completely free from the base of the mixer.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to place the cover upside down to prevent grease from leaking out.
  • Lift the motor housing cover from the mixer base.

  • Be sure to place the cover upside down to prevent grease from leaking out.

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Image 1/2: Place the grease in motor housing cover. Image 2/2: Place the grease in motor housing cover.
  • Using a butter knife or putty knife, remove the grease from the gears.

  • Place the grease in motor housing cover.

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Image 1/1: The worm gear tower assembly is now free from the mixer base.
  • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the three 20 mm screws from the worm gear tower.

  • The worm gear tower assembly is now free from the mixer base.

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  • Using a pin punch and a hammer, remove the roll pin.

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  • Slide the tower gear out to access the worm gear.

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  • Remove the worm gear from the tower.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Some corrections:

Step 1 -- Suggest (as the Service Manual does) using a flat-blade screwdriver and tap it with a light hammer to drive the drip ring off.

Step 2 -- the correct size pin punch is 5/32"

Step 3 -- Using two flat-blade screwdrivers, one on each side, pry off the planetary.

A plastic spudger is likely to break. Two points of leverage opposits each other distributes the load and prevents to the planetary and its shaft.

Step 11 -- The proper punch size is 3/32"

Steps 12 & 13 -- There is a washer on each side of the worm gear. Retain these and place one on each side off the grar when reassembling.

A link to the Service Manual:

http://www.kitchenaidparts.eu/documents/...

Finkerbell - Reply

Cheers Finkerbell,

Very helpful info, as was the main part of the guide.

Not sure what model number I was working on, but when I l lifted off the motor housing, there was still wires connected to the base.

Just be careful at this stage in case you have the same...

markguerin - Reply

my model K5SS WH is the same as yours until step 5. It doesnt have the two bolts as shown in the picture for step 5 so i wasnt able to complete the repair. any suggestions.

sailsetter - Reply

Wow! Lovely guide to easy maintenance, no plenty stories

Dennis - Reply

This is the BEST! Thank you.

Advanamics - Reply

is there any chance of using stronger gears as replacement parts?

rslaughter65 - Reply

I can't punch the pin out. Any ideas?

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