20 Most Recent KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer Questions & Answers

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KitchenAid mixer ring falls off

The trim ring news to be ta]ed in place with a plastic-face mallet. This type of mallet does not (if used properly) Mar the surface it striks. Hold the trim ring in place while tapping it in place. It often takes patience to get it right. The ring is properly in place when there is no place where you can insert a fingernail between it and the mixer body all around the ring.
1/21/2024 11:01:39 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 21, 2024
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Even though I clean and now have started to spray

Hi GMVLAHOS. Sorry to hear about your difficulties with removing your mixing blades. By the description of the symptoms, I think that the ‘groove pin’ (the pin sticking out from the agitator shaft that locks your blade onto the shaft) has loosened and shifted out or bent (or both) and this may be the cause of your difficulty in removing your mixing tools.
The ‘groove’ pin is supposed to be tightly fitted to the agitator shaft but it is possible, over time and use, that it has loosened and shifted or bent to the point that the mixing blades ‘appear’ to be stuck and doesn’t come off easily. A quick inspection of the agitator shaft as well as the blade attachment wells can confirm the diagnosis.
Inspect the opposite side of the groove pin hole on the agitator shaft. The end of the groove pin should be flush (or very nearly flush) with exterior of the agitator shaft. If there is a significant space then the groove pin has started to come free from the agitator shaft. The groove pin will still remain in place but the clearances between the pin and the blades may be reduced to zero, making the blades ‘stick’ when you try to remove them.
Also check the blade and see if there might be some additional scouring inside the attachment well where the groove pin contacts the blade when you mount or remove the blade.
How can you fix this? If you are DITY type person and feel adventurous, and if the groove pin does not look bent then a couple of light blows with a small hammer and punch should drive the pin back home tight. If the pin looks bent, then you would need to replace it. To remove the groove pin, you’ll need a small diameter punch (smaller than the diameter of the groove pin) to drive the pin from the agitator shaft.
You will need the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download one from the KA website at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use K45SSW select Parts List (1), K45SSWH0.pdf (341.41 KB), and then check to see it this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled: Case, Gearing And Planetary Unit for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate Illus. No. 21, Groove pin in Illus No. 26, Agitator Shaft Assembly. The groove pin is what needs to be replaced.
Here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; and partstore.com. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer, should you decide to go that route.
If you feel this repair is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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12/9/2023 7:17:27 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 09, 2023
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What kind of grease can be used on a stand mixer

Food grade grease is what Kitchen Aid put into the gearbox originally. They do supply it as a spare part if you cannot find it as a non Kitchen Aid part.
1/3/2023 8:19:00 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 03, 2023
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Bowl cannot be removed from stand - stuck

Mine is stuck too and it's so annoying. I used terry cloth and hammer the bowl to knock the bowl down (1-2 times and not too hard). I think the bowl is up a bit and over locked when doing bread dough.
1/2/2023 4:40:33 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2023
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Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer won't release beater

I had this same problem as well.  The beater was stuck like glue to the rotating arm, and it would not budge with any amount of pressure.  I tried the cooking spray and it did nothing.  But today I put a rag in hot/boiling water and then carefully wrapped it around the top of the beater.  I let it sit for 10 minutes. Then I put the rag in hot water again and repeated the process for about another 5 minutes.  When this was done, I covered the beater in a towel (to protect it) and forcefully tapped (ok... I pounded) it with the flat side of my meat tenderizer (it was all I had...you could use a mallet or hammer).  It took a little bit of work because I had to hammer it from the bottom, then the side, then the top to get the little spoke guided through the shaft.  But it did finally come off.  After cleaning with hot water, I put the beater on again and noticed that it was still a little hard to get on/off.  So, I put a little bit of veg. oil on it, and it seems to be better.  Going forward, I will be sure to clean the top of the beater & arm after each use and then coat it with a little oil to keep from sticking.  Best of luck!
12/3/2022 11:11:44 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 03, 2022
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How can I fix a Salton KM386 stand mixer that has lost half of its' power?

It may need new carbon brushes in the motor, but whether you can get them is another matter. Phone their service department. You may also have lubrication issues that is slowing it down.SALTON CANADACustomer Service Department 81A Brunswick Dollard-des-Ormeaux Quebec, Canada H9B 2J5Website: www.salton.comManual, just because I found ithttps://www.salton.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/KM-386-IB-ENweb.pdfhttps://www.google.com/search?q=salton+km386+replacement+carbon+brushes..
12/31/2021 12:51:57 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 31, 2021
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Motor runs, shaft will not turn

Hi there, I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your appliance. It may mean your worm gear has broken and this is why it will not turn. I have added a link below for a new worm gear and a video on how to replace it. W10112253 KitchenAid Worm Gear (was 4162897) (sometimes marked 241803L) https://secure.kaparts.co.uk/sku/W10112253 I hope this helps!!
9/15/2020 8:45:58 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 15, 2020
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My K45SS starts about medium speed on 1, goes up 2

Hiya, I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your speed on your mixer. I have added a link below for a help video on adjusting the speed on your mixer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3t46afGcc I hope this helps you solve the problem!
11/20/2019 9:41:25 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Nov 20, 2019
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Stir speed doesn't work

Hiya, I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your mixer. I have added below a link which is a help video on setting the correct speed on your mixer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3t46afGcc I hope this video helps you to resolve the issue :)
10/30/2019 2:06:03 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 30, 2019
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My kitchen aid mixer scrapes the bottom of the bowl when mixing. why?

Adjust the head height, tilt the head back and look into the hinge area from the front over the top of the bowl. Undo that slottedscrew you can see in the middle of the hinge a quarter turn at a time until it stops scraping.
10/5/2019 9:32:45 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 05, 2019
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When mixing it leaves black specks in the food.

There is a problem in the planetary, there is wear or lack of lubrication causing wear in something in that area. Replacing the planetary is not a big or expensive job.
10/5/2019 9:28:45 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 05, 2019
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K45SS leaks oil

Hiya, I am sorry to hear you are having an issue with your machine! To solve this problem, you will need to remove the drip ring from your mixer and give it a good clean, this should stop the grease leaking. I hope this helps you! :)
10/4/2019 9:47:09 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 04, 2019
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Kitchenaid stopped working

Hiya, I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your KitchenAid mixer. It may just be that your motor brushes are worn down or have not been put in correctly. I have added links below for our help videos on replacing the motor brushes and have also added a link if you wish to purchase a new set: 6778011 KABrushSet KitchenAid Mixer Motor Brush Set (2 x W10380496 brushes) https://secure.kaparts.co.uk/sku/6778011 https://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/KitchenAidMotorBrushReplacement/tabid/597/Default.aspx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YuS3atXR0M I hope this helps you solve the issue :)
10/4/2019 9:45:50 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 04, 2019
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Kitchen aid mixer won't run

Hiya, I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your mixer. Please check if your motor brushes have been put in correctly as this may be the issue. I have added links below for our help video on motor brushes which may help you: https://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/KitchenAidMotorBrushReplacement/tabid/597/Default.aspx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YuS3atXR0M I hope this helps you solve the problem! :)
10/4/2019 9:41:22 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 04, 2019
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KitchenAid Mixer > Model -

Hiya, Sorry you are experiencing an issue with your appliance. It would appear you need to replace your phase board. Please see one of the links below to assist you. Please note the videos show how to replace 230V phase board. The steps are the same for 110V. Please make sure you have the correct part for your appliance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=era-Dp5P8Xw https://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/KitchenAidReplacingyourphaseboard230volt/tabid/613/Default.aspx
9/27/2019 8:32:52 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 27, 2019
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Mixer speed fluctuates; is too fast on low gear

Hiya, Sorry to hear you are experiencing an issue with your appliance. We have created some videos, that might help you resolve this issue. Please see one of the links below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3t46afGcc https://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/KitchenAidSpeedSettings/tabid/615/Default.aspx
9/27/2019 8:28:24 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 27, 2019
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Kitchen aid artisan speed control stuck

Hiya, Sorry you are experiencing an issue with your appliance. We have some help videos to assist you with resolving this issue. Please see one of the links below for your perusal. https://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/Howtoreplacethespeedlever/tabid/643/Default.aspx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97KT98vpJ0 To purchase new speed lever, please see the below link: 9709276 KitchenAid Tilt Head Stand Mixer Part (also 5qt bowl lift) Speed Lever Black https://secure.kaparts.co.uk/sku/9709276
9/27/2019 8:24:29 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 27, 2019
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Kitchenaid K5A mixer 10 speed only runs on fast, no slow speed

Pull the back off and there will be two screws at the top of the Speed Control Plate and a 3rd screw at the bottom. Tighten the top two screws down. [email protected]. Let me know if it works.
5/12/2019 10:01:31 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on May 12, 2019
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I want to know if it is possible to make noodles

You can download a copy of the owner's manual for the K45SS stand mixer
at Kitchenaid.com (SUPPORT>LOCATE MANUALS & GUIDES)
5/7/2018 1:44:27 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on May 07, 2018
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Sunbeam Mixmaster will only operatte on high speed.

Are you proficient in electronic component repair? If not, then leave this sort of repair to a service professional. You can find parts here: Sunbeam Mixer Parts
1/28/2018 8:18:40 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 28, 2018
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