This wire whip attaches to your stand mixer and is used for whipping food products. It is made of metal wire and is one of several attachments that you can add to your mixer. If you attempt to start y...
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November 30, 2019
How do i remove the mixing blade
For model number K5SS
Hello Dee and thanks for writing.
You lift up the blade as far as allows you then turn to line up with the pin, then push down the blade. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.
For your convenience, we have attached the link to the manual. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.
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August 16, 2021
I was given a beater with the edge for scraping the bowl it has broken. What part number do i need to purchase another. My mixer is very old but still going strong
For model number K5SS
Hello Martha, Thank you for your inquiry. We show the part number for the beaters for your model as PS11722956. Hope this helps.
Will the ice cream maker attachment work with my older model? The connecting piece seems to not want to go on.
For model number K5SS
Hello Kelly and thanks for writing.
We believe this is a concern best addressed by the manufacturer. We are a parts distributor. We do not manufacture any units, provide technical support, authorize substitutes, fulfill warranty claims, or have access to dimensions for entire models. Please contact your unit's manufacturer, directly. We do carry related parts for units just like yours. For example, part number PS11748374 Good luck with your repair. KitchenAid US 800-541-6390
Pulled the Knob off of the new Lever then pressed it on the old Lever. I had to order the whole lever because it was the part nearest the knob in the illustrated parts break-down. I RECOMMEND THAT THE KNOB BE ADDED TO THE ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAK-DOWN.
My girlfriends' stand mixer failed when the accessory drive cap fell into the mixing bowl and jambed the beater, spliting the worm gear. The teeth on this gear are made of nylon and are molded to an aluminum center. This part is designed to fail in situations like this, saving the more expensive transmission parts. Following a repair manual I found online, I first removed the rear cover and pulled out the cord strain relief out from the base. Next I removed the drip cup from around the base of the planetary drive. I then used a pin punch to drive out the pin holding the planetary to the center shaft and removed the planetary. The unit was then inverted and I removed 4 screws holding the bottom cover to the gear case, and the 5 screws from around the planetary drive. The bottom cover was then lifted off. Three screws holding the worm gear bracket in place were then removed and the worm gear assembly lifted out. A small pin holds the worm gear to the shaft. I drove this out with a small pin punch and the shaft and worm gear were then removed. There is also a thrust washer on this shaft, and it's location is important. Make a note for re-assembly. The new gear was installed and the entire process reversed for re-assembly. A successful repair completed! My girlfriend would have replaced this $200 appliance, but I was able to repair it for less than $30 including shipping.
I removed screws in a sequence that I felt wouldn't further damage the mixer until I had it completely unassembled. When I found the broken worm gear, I went online to find a part. I found an exploded view, but the part numbering was old, and the salesperson couldn't tell me what the worm gear and bracket assembly consisted of, as I only wanted the worm gear. After trying to drive the pin out of the assembly, and failing, I decided to back online and see if anyone else had a photo of the assembly. Luckily (and wisely) PartSelect,com did and that answered any questions I had. The price was better, too. Reassembly of the mixer was a cinch with the exploded view. It's working like new, and we're hoping for another 35 years of service from it! Thanks.