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Disassemble ksm5 noisy gear even at slow speed. How to get access to the motor and what tools to use.

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SOURCE: Motor runs but beaters do not turn.

I challenge you to 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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