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Disassembling the mixer

Hi 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? Thank you! Michael

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    I am unable to get the housing apart to get at the gears, dispite removing all screws, nuts, and bolts. I looked at the manual in the link, and although it does show an exploded view, it does not show how to disassemble it. Any other links showing greater detail?

  • CherylS Apr 05, 2008

    Exact same problem- I have one handed down from my Mom (K5-A) and the cord split. I can't get the Main body of the mixer apart to fix it

  • bakermom Sep 10, 2008

    Neither of the repair centers her work on hobart/kitchenaid K5A. I still cannot get the mixer apart. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    Inherited Kitchenaid K45 from parents. Must be 40 years old or more. Need to replace power cord. Cannot get thing apart for access to electrical connections for cord.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2012

    there are pins you have to knock out with a small punch at some points...wish I could remember them all..and a cotter pin or two as well



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Does the plug run through the base or the back of the unit?

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Trust me, it does come 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 :)

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There are a number of places that have parts and have manuals that are similar to the machine you have. 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. 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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