Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to replace the motor on the KitchenAid KHM512ER.

  1. Insert the back of a plastic opening tool into one of the beater holes
    • Insert the back of a plastic opening tool into one of the beater holes

    • Apply force to pull the circular plastic part off.

    • If necessary, use the other side of the plastic opening tool to pry the circular plastic part off.

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  2. Use a Phillips 2 screwdriver to remove the two 20mm screws holding the bottom plastic piece in place.
    • Use a Phillips 2 screwdriver to remove the two 20mm screws holding the bottom plastic piece in place.

    • Remove the bottom plastic piece using a plastic opening tool.

    • Your screwdriver may not be long or narrow enough to reach the screws in these holes. If that's the case, use another screwdriver.

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    • Using a Phillips 2 screwdriver, remove the three 20mm screws holding the motor assembly in place.

    • Use your hands to remove the motor assembly and circuit board.

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    • Firmly grip the motor in your hand. Using pliers, pull the connectors off the motors.

    • Some force may be required. Be careful not to cut yourself on any electrical components.

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Conclusion

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

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