20 Most Recent KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer Questions & Answers

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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.
1/24/2021 2:38:40 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 24, 2021
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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!
10/12/2020 10:06:17 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Oct 12, 2020
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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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The top of the mixer began shaking and thumping

Tip the machine upside down on a towel, centralise the hinge pin and tighten the grub screw that locks it into place. This is right up inside the pedestal, there is only one screw there to see. Now stand it up and fit the mixing bowl & flat paddle, turn the machine on speed one, if the paddle is tinging on the bowl then we now need to set the head height. Turn the motor off. Raise the motor up and from the front of the machine look in by where the motor hinges on the pedestal. You can see one screw head there. If it's tinging the bowl then you need to turn the screw anti clockwise enough so that the paddle no longer tings on the bowl. Once it's stopped tinging put it onto max speed and make sure it still clears at high speed, if not turn the screw until it stops tinging. That's it.
1/2/2018 6:57:18 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2018
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This mixer is about 23 years old. When I try to

the motor brushes are worn out and the bushes are worn allowing it to "pole "out the fix is a replacement unit
12/11/2017 9:07:22 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 11, 2017
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The dough hook on my KitchenAid Classic no longer fits on the shaft.

Get a round file and gently rasp it out, you are trying to remove the build up in the hole not rasp the metal away. Flour dust gets in the hole and embeds itself into the soft metal of the dough hook. Also clean the shaft if you can see any dark patches on it. The shaft is good quality steel so you can use fine sandpaper on it without really removing any metal. It's not uncommon for a paddle or a hook to become frozen onto the shaft from flour dust getting in there while mixing. The first time I encountered it I had trouble convincing myself the flour was the problem, I've seen enough of them now to know that's what it is.
11/17/2017 5:59:19 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Nov 17, 2017
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Kitchenaid artisan mixer does not turn the blade at low speeds

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.
9/27/2017 7:43:23 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 27, 2017
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