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I am trying to replace the worm follower on my Kitchenaid 600. I am having difficulty removing the retaining ring. Is there a special tool for this and where would I find it?

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Hi KCORNESS. Those retaining rings can be real pains in the 'you know what'! What you need to aid in their removal (and reinstallation) are a pair of external retaining ring (or sometimes called snap ring) pliers. Google "Retaining Ring Pliers" and you'll find hundreds of hits. If you are near a Home Depot, you can buy a relatively inexpensive pair to do the job. You may want to have both straight and 90 degree inserts Here's one example below:

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Good luck, I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA, USA

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