My daughter got a wonderful classic mixer on yard sale (it is KitchenAid K5A). It works fine but power cord must be replaced (insulation is cracked all over it). I took it from her (because it's unsafe) and promised to replace the cord.
I removed the mixer from the stand. Removed screws that are supposed to hold top (mixer part) together. But it does not come apart. Can you suggest anything?
Trust me, it does come apart...it could be you just need to give it a good whack with a rubber mallet..mine is in pieces after replacing the cord because I have six yellow wires i didnt mark...hint:mark your wires :)
There are a number of places that have parts and have manuals that are similar to the machine you have. http://store.mendingshed.com/kitaidparts.html
This place sells parts and has the shop repair manual for one generation later of your mixer but is basically the same thing. If you decide to have someone else rebuild it for you this place will do the whole thing for $69.95 which I think is a good deal; Hobart made your mixer so you might contact them as well for service. One other place rebuilds classic mixer as well and they specifically mention your model for repair @ $59.95; again a good deal. http://atomic-era-machine.bravehost.com/
Good luck and it is possible to fix it yourself with the downloaded shop manual but it might be more cost effective to have to it serviced by a professional.
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These mixers last for years and years. Aside from the fact that you could have a FIRE from a frayed electrical cord, interruption of power to the motor can cause additional problems. Get the Manual with all of the details on repairing the unit. Replace that power cord NOW! When the Housing is open, take a tooth brush or stiff paint brush and whisk out the debris collected inside over time. Check the contacts on the speed selector and look for any black deposits or surface material that may be there.
The Brush holder caps / covers for the K5 series whether Hobart or Kitchenaid by Whirlpool (after 1986 when Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart) will fit the K5-A they just wont be flush like the older Hobart caps. They come in black or white.
All of these are great home use units, all the attachments are interchangeable between these. The difference between these mixers is the K5 is a 5 quart mixer and the K45 is a 4.5 quart mixer. As I own both of them they are great in the kitchen and have the same durability.
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This may be explained with the bowl assembly. Being a bowl lift mixer, please follow the following steps to make sure the bowl is being secured before mixing:
There are the bowl-holding arms on the left and right hand side of the mixer. You will place the bowl on these arms, securing it onto the pegs.
Also, take your fingertips and press down firmly at the back of the bowl where it is resting against the base. You will hear an audible click as the bowl secures down into a spring latch mechanism on the stand mixer base, allowing the mixing bowl to sit flush and secure.
First thing check the carbon brushes, when they wear out they arc at the armature. Two black screw covers one either side of the top motor housing. The brushes are keyed to only go back in one way so make a note of which corner of the brush has been shaved off. If you look in the hole with a torch you can see the little blocker in one corner deep down. As a rule it's back top corner on one side and back bottom corner on the other side.