Question about KitchenAid KSM5PS Heavy Duty Stand Mixer
My KitchenAid is 15 years old and I am about 300 miles from a repair shop. Is there any way to find a schematic so I can attempt to repair my mixer? The motor runs strong, but it no longer turns any attachment. I am guessing a gear has finally worn out, but I cannot figure out how to open the casing or how to find the challenged piece. Is there a way to get a schematic to see if this is fixable before I buy another?
Ok, do you want to know how to disassemble? i just inherited a kitchenaid mixer from my brother and it had the exact symptoms. First, using a hammer and pin punch, drive out the pin that holds the beater mechanism. Pull off the mechanism and remove the chrome ring that is above it. You will see about 6 screws under there, remove them. Next remove the 2 screws at the opposite end of the bottom of the motor housing. Now carefully and evenly separate the motor housing. The motor will come off completely. Lay the motor aside being careful not to pull the wires too much. you might want to support it with a box or something to rest it on. Ok now you will see a bunch of grease on the gears. Put the grease in a paper cup as you will need it again. Wipe off the gear assembly and examine the teeth on the gear. chances are there is a spot where there is no teeth at all. Replace that part, put the grease bak on the gears and reassemble in the reverse order. I did mine in no time, just pay attention to what you are doing. The chrome ring is a little tricky to get it back on but it will stay if you keep trying. You might have to roll it against a hard surface to bend it inwards to make it fit tighter. Good luck and let me know if this helped you out!
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
The mending shed has the KitchenAid_Service_Manual.pdf available and sells parts. http://mendingshed.stores.yahoo.net/kitaidparts.html This allowed me to replace the pin that had fallen out of the gear. Mixer was making a clicking sound and then when the motor ran the beater did not turn.
Posted on Oct 02, 2006
Yes Debi that is an oldie but a goodie!!! Your problem MOST likely is the gear assy mechanism. The part # is 949544 and cost about 38 or so bucks.. Now you can go to http://www.repirclinic.com to order parts or call them for assistance as they are really helpfull and you may also get to speak to someone who can tell ya how to take it apart. If not then leave an email on the site for the tech.. The # is 800-269-2609 Good Luck
Posted on May 20, 2006
SOURCE: Beater does not turn
It sounds like the nylon gear is stripped out. It is a rather easy to replace and also inexpensive. A gentlemen posted a step by step site to replace the gear. The link is http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Hi Gail. Kitchenaid no longer has a Parts List for your model. This means that they consider it obsolete. Do an Internet search for parts. You may get lucky. Good luck!
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Posted on Apr 04, 2009
you have to take the pin out from right above where you put the beaters on, and then you can tap the circle part off, and get into the inside...
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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