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Motor runs but beaters do not turn.

How do I disassemble the motor unit in order to gain access to the drive gears and repair this mixer?

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I challenge you to do-it-yourself...you can do it. Just be careful when removing it apart. I advise you to take a video or get some snap shots while you are at it. This way, if some springs snaps out, I assume that you took a picture of it already.
Usually those plastic gears are the problem. Goodluck!

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My kitchen aid mixer will not mix....the motor is going but but nothing is moving


Hi AKRAUSSFAN, I hate it when that happens! From the description of your mixer’s symptom your mixer’s had a transmission failure in the primary gear box or the planetary gear assembly (agitator). One of the main gears has failed, hence the loss of power to the agitator, while the electric motor still runs.
The inspection and troubleshooting of the mixer transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website at: (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in this case KSM190P, and then select the file under Parts List (61) KSM150PSWH0.pdf (773.44 KB) (definitely check to see if this matches your mixer).
Turn to pages 4 & 5 titled: “Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit”, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. I suspect your culprit gear is Illus. No. 6, Worm Gear, in Illus. No. 27, Worm Gear Bracket and Gear assembly. KA designs this gear to fail on purpose so the rest of the mixer will not self destruct.
Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the other gears, etc. You may find more parts that need replacement than just a bad worm gear. You may also want to consider replacing all the grease, particularly if there are gear particles suspended in it.
Besides needing a replacement worm gear and grease, you might consider replacing the gasket (Illus. No 15), too. I recommend using a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com (for grease). You should search for ‘food grade grease’ online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do some comparison shopping.
Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/greasing and reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
If you feel this is beyond your capabilities and will be too difficult to do by yourself you can take your mixer to a local small appliance repair shop and have them troubleshoot and fix your mixer. KA Customer Care can provide you with the name and phone # of the closest authorized KA repair shop in your area or you can do a Online web search, but be sure to get at least three estimates before deciding to commit to one repair shop.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it. hslincoln

Jan 29, 2010 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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The power head nose that the mixing paddle snaps into fell off the mixer exposing the nose gear and ring gear inside the head. There is no apparent locking mechanism to hold the plate in place to the...


Hi BOBLUCAS820. From the symptoms you describe, I believe it is your Planetary/Agitator Shaft assembly that has fallen from the ‘head’ of your mixer. More than likely, the retaining pin or clip which secures the Agitator Shaft assembly to the Planetary has ‘sheared’ or broken, allowing the whole assembly to ‘fall’ out of the mixer head.
The good news is that this can be fixed quite easily (OK, maybe with a little effort) by yourself if you are a DITY type person, feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty. However, before you start to disassemble your mixer, be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case, KP2671, and select the last file, KP2671XWH3.pdf (325.07 KB), of the 24 listed under Parts List (24) (check to see it this matches your mixer model).
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled “Case, Gearing and Planetary Unit”, which provides and exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. I suspect your errant part is Illus No. 18, Retaining pin. There are two shown on page 4, and possibly Illus No. 25, Retaining Clip.
To gain access to these pieces will require removing the Transmission Housing (Illus No. 7), removing all the lubricating grease and removing the Illus No. 21, Bevel Gear. You’ll need a regular or Phillips screw driver, retaining clip pliers, and punch driver. When you remove the grease form the transmission cover and gears, be on the lookout for pieces of the Retaining Clip (Illus No. 25). The pieces of the sheared retaining pin should be found between the Bevel gear and the Worm Follower gear (Illus No. 19). With the transmission disassembled, you should be able to determine what parts need to be replaced and can order online.
You’ll need to replace the grease you removed with new grease. You should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Do not try to reuse any original grease as it may have ‘debris’ in it.
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer, should you decide to go that route.
If you feel this repair is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution was helpful, please rate it, thanks! – hslincoln

Dec 22, 2009 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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Hi DELUNAY. The only way to tell if your speed control assembly is bad it to remove it and test it a local repair shop, but I think from the symptoms you describe, you’ve already answered your own question and your speed control assembly is shot. The fact that your motor is not making any noise indicates to me that it’s not getting power. That can only be caused by two things; a bad speed control board or a burned out electric motor. When you shredded your nylon worm gear, did the motor exude a ‘bad/burnt’ smell (other than possibly ozone)? If not, then I would look at replacing your speed control board/assembly.
Since you know you’ve got to replace the worm gear, you might as well replace the speed control assembly. The inspection and troubleshooting of the mixer transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM50P and then select the first files under Parts List (definitely check to see if it matches your mixer. If it doesn’t, continue to look at other manuals until you find the correct manual that does match.)
Turn to pages titled ‘Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. This is where you’ll find your
Besides your shredded worm gear, you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the other gears, etc. You may find more parts that need replacement than just a bad gear. You should also consider replacing the grease, particularly if there are gear particles suspended in it.
Besides needing a replacement gear and grease, you might consider replacing the gasket, too. I recommend using a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
As far as parts go, here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself. Oh and don’t forget to replace the speed control board and associated components, tool
Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/greasing and reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it. hslincoln

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Hi, TREASAM: You don’t mention your model so it makes it difficult to provide an exact answer. I’ll do my best to provide you a ball park answer instead.
It appears your mixer’s had a transmission failure in the gear r planetary gear assembly (agitator); one of the main gears has failed, hence the loss of power to the agitator, while the electric motor still runs.
The inspection and troubleshooting of the mixer transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, and then select one of the files under Parts List (definitely check to see it this matches your mixer). Turn to pages titled ‘Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts.
Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. You may find more parts that need replacement than just a bad gear. You may also want to consider replacing the grease, particularly if there are gear particles suspended in it.
Besides needing a replacement gear and grease, you might consider replacing the gasket, too. I recommend using a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
As far as parts go, here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/greasing and reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it. hslincoln

Dec 07, 2009 | Food Mixers

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Hi RDROSE29, it appears your mixer’s had a transmission failure in the primary gear box or the planetary gear assembly (agitator). One of the main gears has failed, hence the loss of power to the agitator, while the electric motor still runs.
The inspection and troubleshooting of the mixer transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in this case K45SSW, and then select the file under Parts List (1) K45SSWH0.pdf (341.41 KB) (definitely check to see it this matches your mixer). Turn to pages titled ‘Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. I suspect your culprit gear is Illus. No. 8, Worm Gear, in Illus. No. 38, Worm Gear Bracket and Gear assembly. KA designs this gear to fail on purpose so the rest of the mixer will not self destruct.
Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. You may find more parts that need replacement than just a bad gear. You may also want to consider replacing all the grease, particularly if there are gear particles suspended in it.
Besides needing a replacement gear and grease, you might consider replacing the gasket, too. I recommend using a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
As far as parts go, here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/greasing and reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
If you feel this is beyond your capabilities and will be too difficult to do by yourself you can take your mixer to a local small appliance repair shop and have them troubleshoot and fix your mixer. KA Customer Care can provide you with the name and phone # of the closest authorized KA repair shop in your area or you can do a Online web search, but be sure to get at least three estimates before deciding to commit to one repair shop.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it. hslincoln

Dec 06, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Mixer motor just humming.


Hi JEFF608, by the symptoms you’re describing, it sounds as if your mixer’s had a transmission failure; i.e. one (or more) of the gear teeth has failed and jamming the transmission, hence the lack of rotation in your planetary and the humming sound. I’m assuming when you say ‘humming’, that the hum is the sound of the motor trying to turn, but nothing (both the electric motor and agitator), is moving; is that the case?
The inspection and troubleshooting of your mixer’s transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in your case KP2671, and select one of the files that appear under Parts List file. Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled ‘Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts.
You will have to remove the transmission gear case cover to access all the gears. Then you will have to remove all the grease to look for any gear that has failed.
While your mixer’s apart you should check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. You may find that it's just one particular gear that’s stripped. (The bevel gear Illus. No. 21, on my wife’s machine lost a tooth and jammed, but I was able to repair it quite easily under circumstances very similar to your mixer), or more gears that have failed.
Besides needing a replacement gear(s) and grease you might consider replacing the gasket, too. I recommend using a food-grade grease that you can order onlinn (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Here’s a link to an excellent site for disassembling/fixing your KA Mixer. Although it’s a different model, the principles are the same: http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm and another link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of mixer’s grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.htmltl
If you feel troubleshooting and repairing is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has been helpful to you, please rate it, thanks! – hslincoln

Dec 06, 2009 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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Hi, UIDA_2000, Sorry to hear about your gear issues. The inspection and troubleshooting of your mixer’s transmission is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around when you start to disassemble your mixer. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in your case KP2671, and select one of the files that appear under Parts List file. Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled ‘Case, Gearing & Planetary Unit, for the disassembly, troubleshooting, and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts.
You will have to remove the transmission gear case cover to access all the gears. Then you will have to remove all the grease to inspect which gear has failed. It may be messy but gratifying. Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. You may find that it's just one particular gear that’s stripped. (The bevel gear Illus. No. 21, on my wife’s machine lost a tooth and jammed, but I was able to repair it quite easily.) Besides needing a replacement gear and grease you might consider replacing the gasket, too. You should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
As far as parts go, here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com. Prices for the same part may vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
Here’s a link to an excellent site for disassembling/fixing your KA Mixer. Although it’s a different model, the principles are the same: http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm and another link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of mixer’s grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.htmltl
If you feel troubleshooting and repairing is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has been helpful to you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

Dec 05, 2009 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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Mixer infected by foul demons makes bad noises


Hi, JSTEWART431, are you sure it’s the motor or could it be the transmission gears where the noise is coming from? Are you sure it's the motor or could it be the transmission?
It 'sounds' like you've got some transmission gear issues. It could be as simple as through normal use the gears have shifted slightly in the transmission and the gear teeth are making different contact, hence the grinding noise. The higher the speed, the louder, higher pitched sound you'll get. Alas, the noise may also be indicative of a potential gear failure, similar to my wife’s mixer where the mixer’s increasing noisiness finally ended with a broken tooth on the bevel gear and the mixer 'froze'.
If you are DITY type person, feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty you can troubleshoot it yourself. Be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM90P, and select the first file listed under Parts List (16) and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled: Case, Gearing And Planetary Unit for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate Illus. No. 36, Worm Gear Bracket & Gear, including Illus. No. 7, Worm Gear. I suspect this is the weak link in your mixer’s transmission and causing the problems. After clearing all the grease away, check to see if the gear is just loose, exceedingly worn or broken. If it’s worn or broken you can order a replacement part and install it yourself. While you’ve got your mixer this far apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the on the gears and other components. Besides a replacement gear, and grease you might consider replacing the gasket, too. You should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
The next possibility to check would be with the motor itself, but electric motors are pretty simple mechanisms and generally don't fail. Using the parts list, you can see what needs to be inspected and determine if any motor parts need replacement. (Generally only brushes wear out, but I don’t think that would cause your grinding sound.)
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here’s a link to an excellent site for disassembling/fixing your KA Mixer: http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm and another link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of mixer’s grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html
If you feel troubleshooting and repairing is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping.
Good luck. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

Dec 05, 2009 | KitchenAid KSM90 Ultra Power Series Stand...

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Mixer labors while mixing, noisy motor and inconsistent spinning


Hi CTURCOTT, sorry to hear about your mixer’s malaise. You don’t provide any information about your mixer’s age, model no., degree of usage, etc. so it’s difficult to provide you an exact answer to your question. Instead I’ll try to give you a ball park answer, and see if that will help solve your problem. Since your question appeared under “KitchenAid”, I’ll also assume that you do have a KitchenAid mixer, although all countertop mixers are functionally very similar.
It 'sounds' like you've got some transmission gear issues. It could be as simple as through normal use the gears have shifted slightly in the transmission and the gear teeth are making different contact, hence the grinding noise. The higher the speed, the louder, higher pitched sound you'll get. Alas, the noise may also be indicative of a potential gear failure, similar to my wife’s mixer where the mixer’s increasing noisiness finally ended with a broken tooth on the bevel gear and the mixer 'froze'. This would also account for your inconsistent spinning (agitator rotation).
If you are DITY type person, feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty you can troubleshoot it yourself. Be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, and select the file listed under Parts List and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
Turn to the pages titled: Case, Gearing And Planetary Unit for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate the Worm Gear Bracket & Gear, including the Worm Gear. I suspect this is the weak link in your mixer’s transmission and causing the problems. After clearing all the grease away, check to see if the gear is just loose, exceedingly worn or broken. If it’s worn or broken you can order a replacement part and install it yourself. While you’ve got your mixer this far apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the on the rest of the gears and other components. Besides needing a replacement gear and grease you might consider replacing the gasket, too. You should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
The next possibility to check would be with the motor itself, but electric motors are pretty simple mechanisms and generally don't fail. Using the parts list, you can see what needs to be inspected and determine if any motor parts need replacement. (Generally only brushes wear out, but I don’t think that would cause your grinding sound.)
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here’s a link to an excellent site for disassembling/fixing your KA Mixer: http://www.neilcrockett.com/mixer.htm and another link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of mixer’s grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html
If you feel troubleshooting and repairing is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has been helpful to you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

Nov 28, 2009 | Food Mixers

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Regarding the Sunbeam Mixmaster (model 2346): How do I remove the front cover of the mixer so that I may reallign or replace the beater gears?


Pry the beater release button out with a screwdriver. There are two screws underneath it and one under the motor housing between the the beater holes. This will allow you to remove the chrome front cover, but not the motor and drive assembly. Getting to the part that contains the gears requires complete disassembly of the mixer. It is not designed for service, and requires patience and a variety of tools to disassemble.

It has a metal worm gear and plastic drive gears. If the beaters are out of alignment, then one or both of the plastic gears are stripped and the mixer is junk. Repair plus shipping costs equals the price of a new mixer. This is the weak point of these mixers and a fundamental flaw in an otherwise robust and sturdy design. It is definitly not the same mixer *********** bought 30 years ago.

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