kitchenaid stand mixer

How to fix kitchenaid stand mixer

Fixing a kitchenaid stand mixer yourself will save you hundreds of dollars, and get your old mixer working like new. Even if it’s a newer KitchenAid mixer more prone to malfunction than the old ones, it’s fixable to a better state with just a little care and effort…if the mixer has not already fried itself. There was a solid reputation behind old KitchenAid stand mixers built on reliability, and it can still be true with a bit of do-it-yourself work.

kitchenaid stand mixer

Wrap the mixer’s wall plug in a plastic bag. Affix the baggie with a rubber band. This is a safety measure to ensure that there’s no accidental starting of the mixer, and that no grease gets on the plug. Remove the silver ring that encircles the planetary housing. This is called the drip cup. Use a small flat screwdriver on the top lip of the drip cup to loosen and remove it.

Lay the kitchenaid stand mixer on its side or turn it upside down. This gives better access to the screws that need to be removed for repair. Put a cloth or towel under the mixer to protect it. Punch out the groove pin that holds the planetary gear assembly to the center shaft. Use a 5/32″ punch. Then ease the planetary gear cover down and off the shaft using two flat screwdrivers. Unscrew and remove the five screws on the perimeter of the exposed gear assembly.

Unscrew and remove the large screws that secure the top portion of the kitchenaid stand mixer to the base. There are four screws; use a large Phillips screwdriver. Note: the stand has to be removed from the top portion of the bowl-lift mixer models to access the two rear screws. Remove the attachment hub bevel gear from the gear case. This bevel gear can be pulled out of the hub. Check it for wear or missing teeth. Remove any old grease from the gear case. Pack the gear case with six ounces of new grease before reassembling the kitchenaid stand mixer.

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