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KitchenAid KPRA Brass input shaft sheared. Need a replacement

9mm Brass allen wrench cut to legnth (About 1 Inch) would work nicely. Replacement part would be ideal.

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  • navdude30
    navdude30 Sep 08, 2012

    Yea, Someone destroyed my worm gear long ago. I recall it costing a Lot more than $5.85 when I replaced it. Until I find a suitable replacement like you mention above, I robbed the shaft out of the Spaghetti roller. It's slightly different in design, but it works for now. Because I have a temporary replacement in place, It has not been a priority of mine to repair. Maybe that's something I should look into now that you have reminded me :D

  • Brad Sep 09, 2012

    I used to buy them for under $6 all the time. On Amazon.com they range from $.50 to $12.

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The "brass input shaft" is designed to break in the event of too much torque being applied; it acts as a shear pin. For safety considerations, I would be careful what I used to replace the shear bolt/shaft. Failure of the shear bolt is necessary to prevent more serious damage to either: 1) the mixer, 2) the pasta attachment, and perhaps most importantly 3) the object stuck in the pasta attachment (think of ingested clothing, hair, fingers, etc). Unfortunately, KitchenAid refuses to supply replacement shear bolts (and I couldn't get an answer as to why); however, they seem pretty good about replacing the attachment under warranty. But logic dictates that a part, such as a shear pin, that is designed to fail, will have a high probability of breaking long after the warranty period has expired. To that end, I have machined a bunch of spare shear bolts to the same physical dimensions as the original part out of 5/16" brass hex stock. I would consider making some available to others in need at a nominal fee.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012

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  • chichyo
    chichyo Mar 27, 2012

    how would one get this from you & how much would they cost ?

  • Kacman12 Sep 04, 2012

    Are you still offering this part and at what price?

  • Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward Sep 10, 2012

    I have a few leftover that I can share with a friend or two in need. Is $5.00 + $2.00 S/H reasonable?

  • cd_meitzler
    cd_meitzler Sep 24, 2012

    I would also like to purchase this piece, if still available?

  • Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward Sep 24, 2012

    My email is jeffrey dot woodward at gmail dot com. Email me some contact information, and I'll get one in the mail to you.

  • Hector
    Hector Oct 26, 2013

    I have emailed you for a replacement... :) Thanks...

  • stuart chase
    stuart chase Jan 23, 2014

    I am having the same trouble and would be happy to buy a few off of you. Also, I can't get the broken shear pin half out of the nylon gear plug. don't suppose you make those, too?! I can be emailed at stu dot chase at gmail com com

  • E kyron Thibodeau
    E kyron Thibodeau Jul 25, 2014

    So I made the same mistake as 1020319 users and blew the shear pin while cleaning the rolling rollers with a damp cloth. Anyone here know/has a resource to get a replacement pin?

  • TommyWoj
    TommyWoj Sep 04, 2014

    I was more creative than the damp cloth method. I was using a stainless steel cocktail pick to knock loose some dried pasta near the edges of a spaghetti roller. Lo' and behold, I watched in horror as the cocktail pick -- ever so slightly larger in diameter than a spaghetti slot -- get sucked into the rollers, get jammed and then the shear pin did what it was supposed to do. Now working on the fix.

  • Star Pickrell
    Star Pickrell Nov 24, 2014

    How can I get a shear bolt?

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi All,

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi All,

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi All, here is a soultion to fix your kitchenaid pasta attachment!http://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Pasta...

  • Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward Dec 31, 2014

    Looks like genuine replacement parts may be available search for the following part numbers: part numbers! Roller: AP5690822 or W10520825. Cutters: AP5691965 or W10520823. NOTE: I HAVE NOT ORDERED EITHER USING THESE PART NUMBERS, but they do appear to be correct.

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It is actually really simple to fix, but you run the risk of damage to the mixer should you put a load on it again. Undo the three Phillips screws (the small ones around the shaft). Do NOT undo any of the other screws or you will spend an hour trying to fiddle lining up everything to fit together. Next, get a pliers with teeth. A vise grip will work dandy too. Now, grab the nylon pin and pull outward. It has a flat bottom that was designed to pull out the broken sheer bolt. Next, take the top, longer broken piece, and place it where the short piece was (remember to put back in the nylon pull plug). Just enough nut will be outside of the nylon gear that the mechanism can grab on to. Screw it back down an you are making pasta again.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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  • Stephen Miller
    Stephen Miller Nov 12, 2013

    Dude you are a genius. That was the easiest fix I have ever dine. Especially after stressing over getting a new one or drilling out a hole in the middle of an allen wrench or something else. BAM, done in seconds and making spagetti.

  • Ralph Mohles Dec 22, 2013

    Thanks for this hint. I pushed the brass pin out of the nylon gear until enough pin was outside.

  • Nate
    Nate Dec 27, 2013

    I am very happy to help you guys out! I had to laugh at Brad's solution where you can lost a neck tie. My question is why you are making pasta while wearing a tie? I do agree though that you can lost a finger, but I would argue that a lot of things can take your finger off, like a circular saw. The key is to be careful!

  • Nate
    Nate Dec 27, 2013

    Please note that the photo I provided is to show you what the inside of the unit looks like. Please do NOT take the whole thing apart as it is a bear to get back together.

  • Joe S
    Joe S Jul 10, 2014

    Not only is it a bear, I have not yet been able get it done successfully. Is there a trick or procedure that will help me to get it back together. The tabs on the ends of the wipers and covers make them too long to fit into the slots that hold them when the throughbolts are in and the nut has been started to thread on. I'm ready to give up. Thanks for any input. .

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi All, here is the replacement part for the kitchenaid pasta roller.http://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Pasta...

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Here's my solution. I purchased an 8mm zinc-plated brass hex standoff from http://www.mcmaster.com (part number 92080A053). It is 25mm in length and has internal threads for an M4 screw. It fit perfectly into the nylon gear plug without modification. I had a colleague from work bore out a hole with his drill press (removing the internal threads) and turn down the exterior with a lathe to create a weak spot (mechanical fuse). See the attached image for the finished product. It doesn't match the original dimensions exactly but it is close and will suffice. You don't necessarily have to do the extra machining work if you don't have access to that equipment, but as jeffrey_w325 states in his post, this part is supposed to be the weak link and fail first. If you don't machine the part down, just be extra careful when using the pasta attachment. Good luck!

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  • Joe Meyer Sep 21, 2012

    How did you guys get that nylon gear plug out? I got down to the four nuts with the bolts in the sleeves underneath the plat and could only get two off. Does that plug pop out somehow, or am I missing some easy way to turn those last two nuts without the bolts turning underneath?

  • cd_meitzler
    cd_meitzler Sep 24, 2012

    I am having the same issue. Do you have to bore the brass out and remove the plastic? How did you go about this?

  • Vince Asaro Jul 03, 2013

    Hi, I got in touch with Jeff Woodward and here's the instructions to remove the shear pin he kindly provided: "Drill a small hole in the backside, rest the nut portion of the gear in a socket, using a punch and hammer, knock the old pin out putting the punch through the hole that you drilled. They don't come out of that gear easily. I used a 1/8" drill and drilled roughly 3/16" into the backside and used a nail because I did not have a punch. .Hope that helps you out. Vince.

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Hi All,

Here is the solution to fix your kitchenaid pasta roller attachment.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281539451678?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Yes, it is frustrating that Kitchenaid won't provide replacement parts that are supposed to fail. Replacing the entire attachment just seems like a wasteful solution!

Cheers,

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    Palvin Chan Jan 10, 2015

    Here is the replacement parts for the Kitchenaid Pasta Cutter.

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Jan 10, 2015

    Here is the replacement parts for the Kitchenaid Pasta Cutter.

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    Palvin Chan Jan 10, 2015

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281557731216?ssP...

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FYI... Used to repair these for years at California Electric Service in the late 80's The mixer has a nylon Worm Gear which costs $5.85. It serves the same purpose to protect in case of too much torque vs. a jam up of some sorts.
The shaft on the pasta maker is a double redundancy.
It fails too easily. Replace it with a 1" x 9mm hex slug available at any decent hardware store. about 75 cents total. The worm gear would fail in case of a jam and can be replaced in less than 10 minutes.
Just be careful with the pasta maker. Despite the fail prone shaft, you can still lose a neck tie or flatten a finger way too much before the shaft would ever fail

Posted on Sep 08, 2012

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  • Christopher French
    Christopher French Mar 24, 2014

    We were able to repair ours with a 8mm hex socket and extension from Home Depot - we knocked the hex extension out of the socket and used that to replace the broken shaft. Had to press the old shaft out of the nylon insert as described below. Thanks for all the info - would have scrapped it otherwise.

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi, you may run the risk of damaging other comonents in the mixer and /or pasta attachment. Here is another solution.http://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Pasta...

  • Kathleen McGregor
    Kathleen McGregor Mar 26, 2015

    Can I just say, I thought California Electric was the best. I mourned when the store closed. There are fix-it guys doing something called Repair Cafe now. People are realizing the value of fixing over throwing away.

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Here is the answer to your problem. The part number for the sheared coupler is W10520825. It is around $ 10.00 and is available in Canada from Whirlpool parts. If you need assistance send me an email.

Bert

Posted on Dec 31, 2014

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    Jeff Woodward Dec 31, 2014

    Bert, That's awesome! As you suggest, the part is available from the sears parts website as well:http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir... HOWEVER, this is the part for the ROLLER. The cutters take a slightly different "coupler" shaft. Do you happen to have the part number for it? If you don't mind me asking, how did you acquire the Whirlpool part number in the first place. Obviously, a lot of people (including myself) attempted to find the part to no avail.

  • Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward Dec 31, 2014

    I may have found it! W10520823. Both parts appear to be available on the searspartsdirect website and athttp://www.appliancepartspros.com/attach... There may be plenty of other sources. The key was your brilliance in finding actual part numbers! Roller: AP5690822 or W10520825. Cutters: AP5691965 or W10520823.

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Here's my solution to broken shear pin.

After trying calling KitchenAid who won't fix or send a replacement part, I tried several things that didn't work. Then I thought I'd take apart the fettucine cutter and spagetti cutter. The mechanism is not exactly the same but the shear pin is the same size. Now to get the right fitting into the pasta roller side. I tried several things that didn't work, then I went to Home Depot looking for some rubber or plastic device that might work, and then I thought of a plastic tubing that would fit over the bolt and be flexible to grab the mechanism inside the roller. I found clear vinyl tubing 1/2" x 3/8" x 20 ft. ($9.00) They don't sell small pieces. You only need about 1". Cut off this length. Insert all but 1/4" into the roller (tight fit), then insert the shear pin from the fetuccine cutter, another tight fit, but it has to be to get a good fit. Put your roller back together and give it a test.

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    Tracii Reardon Jan 05, 2014

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Brilliant suggestion.... I guess that's why we have these meetings ...LOL

  • Tracii Reardon
    Tracii Reardon Mar 07, 2014

    Didn't last long :(

  • Palvin Chan
    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi, try this! Replacement hex shear shaft for the kitchenaid pasta attachment.http://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Pasta...

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Its hard to get the broken shaft out of the nylon collar because there is a groove cut into the shaft. The nylon collar has a ridge inside that fits into the groove to lock it into the collar. You can see the groove in the photo Anon posted. Rather than risk cracking the collar use a thin coping saw blade to cut along the length of the collar, that will allow you to pry it open and get it off. I just finished my repair.Works great.

Posted on Mar 07, 2014

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    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Hi, here is a complete replacment part for the kitchenaid pasta attachment. The hex shaft comes with everything you need to get it working.

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    Palvin Chan Dec 27, 2014

    Add a Commenthttp://www.ebay.com/itm/KitchenAid-Pasta-Roller-Attachment-KPSA-Repair-DIY-Hex-Shear-Shaft-Replacement-/281539451678

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Can you make video and post in YouTube for everyone? Sounds like lots people had same problem.

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    That would help a lot!

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