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Humming kitchenaid I was using my kitchenaid standard plus stand mixer and it got stuck on a chunk of hard light brown sugar. I turned it off right away, but now all it does is hum, what is needed to repair it. I am good with my hands, so can anyone help me with this? Many thanks!

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  • Jennifer S Apr 18, 2009

    This manual is no longer available on the mendingshed.com site...

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Hi. You have internal damage to the transmission caused by the jamming of the beater. Go to mendingshed.com and download their free Kitchenaid Repair Manual. This covers your K45SS Model. Go to kitchenaid.com , click on customer care, then select search for manuals. Enter your k45ss in this manner k45sswh. Download the parts list. You are now "Armed and Dangerous"!

Unplug the mixer! Follow the instructions in the manual for disassembly. This Manual is worth it's weight in gold.

Get yourself lots of paper toweling and a pair of disposable gloves. This is a greasy project. The trick is to clean off each successive piece removed from the trans, inspect it for damage, and lay each piece in sequence on a piece of cardboard to make reassembly easier, or take a digital photo of every piece as you remove it. Modern technology makes so many repairs now possible due to the immediate photo documentation we can get. Priceless!

Finally, I recommend replacement grease, Chevron FM ALC EP-2 Food Grade grease. Non-toxic!

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

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • Rick Belanger
    Rick Belanger Apr 18, 2009

    Hi Jennifer. The manual is still available at mendingshed.com. Click on Kitchenaid Products, then click on Kitchenaid mixer parts. Locate the Adobe Icon near the top of the page for the Service manual download. Good luck! ricardok45

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