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Kitchenaide Mixer Attachment Gear Seized Up

I was using my Kitchenaide Mixer to grind turkey and the motor seemed to be slowing until it finally would not turn at all. We have taken the mixer apart and ordered part #9705130 (#12 on the parts list) thinking it would replace the one that seized up. However, the drive gear hub did not come with what appears to be a bushing around it. The parts guide does not show that you can order the bushing separately. Is it part of the top housing so we would have to replace that as well?

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SOURCE: kitchenaid mixer k45ss slow gear

If you look into the brush holder you will see a stopper at the botom ,(this is so when brushes are wore the spring is not driven into armature) .. the brushes have to be inserted so the groove is lined up , try that

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I would call the number above they should be able to help you out.

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Here is a link to the instruction manual:

http://www.kitchenaid.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/KSM150PSOB_Use%20and%20Care.pdf

Quick summary:

Tilt back the head of your mixer. Look at the joint between the head/body of the mixer. A flat-head (standard) screw will now be visible. Turn this screw counter-clockwise to raise the attachments, clockwise to lower them. Don't turn the screw too much, it is pretty sensitive.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Hi. If your mixer is under warranty, call Kitchenaid. They are very good at replacing mixers under warranty.

If you are out of warranty, this is where the fun begins, NOT!

Remove the silver band from around the top of mixer. Remove 4 screws that secure the top cover, remove cover and at the front top of the machine locate the transmission cover. Inspect this cover carefully for cracks. If you find cracks in it...You have just discovered Kitchenaid's dirty little secret. A cheap plastic transmission housing! The failure of this cheap part is the cause of all of the rest of the damage inside the mixer, which may include a destroyed worm gear and shaft, destroyed bearings and their seats. You're not alone. I estimate that thousands of these plastic parts have failed causing great damage to the rest of the mixer

Kitchenaid's replacement housing is made out of metal. If you feel up to the task of repairing the mixer yourself goto the Kitchenaid website and do a search for the parts catalog for your mixer model, these will assist you with disassembly, reassembly and parts ordering.

If you're not up to the task, take it to an authorized repair place once you have put the cover back on.
Even if you're out of warranty, you may be able to have Kitchenaid pay for the replacement parts, they did for my mixer. Be persistent with them and try to get to a manager with your complaint. This cheap piece of plastic has no business being installed on a high-priced machine.

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

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Hi. Go to hobartservice.com, register for free. This will allow you access to the parts files for your D300T mixer. Download them. When you begin your disassembly, take a photo of every piece that you remove, lay these pieces on a piece of cardboard or something suitable in the order that they were removed. This will help you greatly with your project. Good luck! ricardok45

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