Question about KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer
While grating some cheese with the attachment on my mixer, I discovered the grating part stopped working on low speeds. Two days later while mixing cake batter, the kitchaid would just hum at low speeds and would only start mixing when the lever was moved to the third speed notch.
Is it a worm gear problem that needs to be replaced perhaps?
If it is the worm gear then the planetary will stop turning when there is a load on the paddle but the motor will continue to run at the speed you set it at. I'd be checking the carbon brushes, checking that the field assembly has not loosened up a bit and then I would see if the speed control plate adjustment screws are loose. I'd then reset the speed and see if it stays as it should be.
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: KitchenAid Mixer Squeaking
I would first get some canned air. Spray out the area around the Shaft. This is to make sure no harden food is up there. After that is clean spray some cooking spray "PAM"in the Shaft area. This should help. Good Luck
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
SOURCE: speed of mixer
does the motor still run or does it slowly start to get less loud? or is the beater assembly that dosnt work? two different issues. if the motor runs but dosnt beat then its the planitary gears that are ground out and need replacing. if the motor slowly dies out then you need to replace the motor.
Posted on May 05, 2008
I have the same mixer. Make sure the bowl is firmly latched into the base. also, make sure the bowl didn't get bent in shipping. If the paddle hits at a regular timed interval, it's must likely a problem with the way the bowl seats. As long as you don't hear a loud hit verses just a click, it shouldn't be a problem, just an annoyance. In time, you will probably heat tapping when you use the wire wisk. I am glad I bought mine. I hope you enjoy the difference a good mixer makes.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Remove the back housing by removing one screw and liftingand pulling rearward.
Remove two screws holding the metalic edge trim. This uncovers the seam. Screws are on the back.
Remove four visible screws from the bottom of the head around and near the pillar.
Now gently using a screw driver, push the metallic ring on the mixing head down and off.
This uncovers five more screws about the mixing head. Remove them.
Using a very small screw driver or punch, puch the pin out of the mixing head shaft.
Remove the mixing head housing.
Lift up on the motor housing to remove it.
The motor/gear housing is the top protion of the mixer. Its loaded with grease so do this over a covered countertop or some place easy to clean. The grease won't run, but it can fall out in gobs.
Make sure all sealing surfaces are clean, especially the gasket around the gears. This will insure a good seal. No gear grease in your famous cookies!
Reinstall in reverse.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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