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I have an Artisan mixer KSM150xxxx. This mixer has been lightly used for about 3 years. The other night, I tried to grind meat with it, but it just wasn't pushing anything through, like the motor was too weak. I took the meat grinder accessory off and tried things again, but eventually I noticed that with nothing attached, the mixer arm would not move, or move very slowly. Researching the problem, I disassembled and am now stuck. It appears that the accessory bevel gear is stuck in the housing and will not come out. All articles state that this should be able to be removed by hand. Mine appears seized somehow. I've tapped it from the outside with some tools to push it from the housing to no avail. It is resting now with a bit of WD40, but I'm afraid I'm out of ideas after that. Can you offer any ideas to remove this piece? I've already ordered a replacement part.

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Here are 2 KitchenAid service manuals
This service manual is not and exact match for the KSM150 but the internal motor control parts and gears are in the the same locations and the troubleshooting procedures are the same:

http://www.kitchenaidparts.be/centers/servicemanual/mixer.pdf

And the bigger model service manual with nice to know info:
http://downloads.mendingshed.com/KitchenAid_Service_Manual.pdf

These should help you remove the gear. Having said that... here is what may have happened but it is going to be a stretch for a limited use mixer. There may be some wear on the bevel gear shaft and it is catching on the bearing. Before you go hammering on it get yourself some emery cloth / sanding cloth and PUSH the bevel gear back to it's installed position and spin the gear while gripping the emery cloth. Your attempting to remove any ridges on the shaft so that will slide out of the housing.

When it comes time for BRUTE FORCE... make sure you put a small piece of wood at the end of the motor shaft. (not in the books!) I have ruined a motor driving the bevel gear out and it smashed into the motor shaft. (something you do ONCE!) Ever since then I always put a piece of wood between gear and motor when Hammering. The bearing may come out with the bevel gear too. It is almost impossibe to use a bearing press to remove this bevel gear but you can use a C-clamp if your carefully positon it. (
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