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How do I get access to the switch on a KitchenAid Classic mixer? I've removed all the needed screws,I think, and nothing comes apart except the silver band and the back plate....

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The chrome ring around the rotating head needs tapped off to and drive the pin out of the center shaft of the head. Pry it off to access 5 ring gear screws under the head. The also hold the two halfs of the case together along with the 4 obvious ones.

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There is a spring inside your mixer attached to the speed control switch and speed control arm, the spring can sometimes get caught on the slide bar that is just below it inside the mixer. The other reason is that the speed control switch plate in the rear of the machine (that the spring attaches to) vibrates the three speed adjustment screws out or in and the spring will pull the speed switch (control arm that you use to control mixing speed when using the mixer) back to the stir position after you try to turn the mixer off.

If it is a spring problem you will have to do a full tear down to get at the spring and either free it or replace it. If it is a problem with the adjustment screws on the speed plate, that can be handled at the rear of the machine and is twice as easy to get at but sometimes much more frustrating to adjust. There are "YouTube" videos on the internet that will walk you through the process of adjusting your speed control plate just Google "adjusting speed on kitchenaid mixer" I hope this helps. please let us know if it does and if you have other questions just post them here and we will "FixYa"

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If you have not gotten this taken care of yet. Turn your mixer upside down and remove the silver drip ring and then take out the drive pin with a punch, the pin holds the planetary on and in place. now with 2 screwdrivers from position 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock gently but firmly pry up until the planetary breaks loose and comes of the center shaft, now you will need some snap ring plyers to remove the agitator shaft, once you look at it you will see how to take apart easy.

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I an sorry but the only Rod in the back of a K45SS is the pivot hinge pin that holds the motor head onto the base. if it fell out then the answer is simple. Turn the mixer upside down and wiggle the base while sliding the pin back in. Once the pin is back in place, there is a set screw in the middle of the shaft that you can see while you are replacing the pin, turn this back down with a flat head screwdriver untill it is firmly against the hinge pin. The culprit of the problem is this set screw. It came loose and allowed your hinge pin to vibrate out and then fall down or fall out as you said. once the set screw is back in place you will be fine. To avoid this problem in the future you might remove the screw entirely and put a drop of "Lock-Tight" on it that will help hold the setscrew in place for a very long time.

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It could be that your over mixing the batter. It is very easy with a KitchenAid to push a batter too far, and you get too much air, or cream the butter too much into the flour, or press all the oil out of peanut butter. Try using the mixer for only as much to get the matter mixed.

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Oil leaks are common. As oil is stretched it separates. If it is leaking over your nice silver "beauty ring" then the ring is not catching the oil. If it is leaking below the silver "beauty ring" then the gears in the planatary area has worn down too much and is separating.

In either case, you can wipe it up with use or do what a lot of DIY people do, take her apart and remove and regrease the unit. Search online for regrease kitchenaid mixer, I would post a link but I dont want the link to be broken down the road. There are tons of tutorials for it online. You remove the grease and replace it with new. I used automotive grease from autozone, but there is a specified grease for the mixer on kitchen aid's site. Depends how picky you are.

Kitchenaid does not grease under the planatary from factory anymore, they just dont see a need. (this is an area below the silver beauty ring I mentioned. It was metal on metal when I took apart my new mixer for check up. This may be why you have grease leakage too, it was an old standard to grease there, but there is not significant friction to warrant the heavy grease there anymore.

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Once you have it apart you can use a small screw driver to push the brushes out from the inside.

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Hi. Since I can't tell how much you have taken apart, I'll start from the beginning.

Remove the silver band, remove the top cover. At the top front of the mixer locate the transmission housing. If it's plastic, inspect it carefully for cracks around the screws and the body of this housing. If you find cracks, you have found the cheap plastic part that kitchenaid still installs in new mixers, and the cause of your trouble. They know that it's substandard but don't care enough to place a recall notice on this part. It may not please you to know that their replacement part is METAL like the original part should have been. "For the way it's made"! Indeed!

If you intend to repair the mixer yourself, go to kitchenaid's website, enter your model # and locate the parts list for your mixer. Download the drawings, they will assist you with your project.

Be sure to tell kitchenaid what you think of their cheap plastic part.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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Hi. Remove the silver band from around the mixer head, there should be 4 screws that hold the cover on. Tighten them and install the silver band again. If his solution assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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