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Wiring for a Hobart K4-B KitchenAid mixer

I am in the process of replacing the power cord for the K4-B stand mixer (which I have not been able to fully remove). I did not properly label all of the wires, so I do not know how to reassemble the mixer. Problem #1 - how to remove power cord Problem #2 - reassembly

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