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What kind of grease can be used on a stand mixer

Food grade grease is what Kitchen Aid put into the gearbox originally. They do supply it as a spare part if you cannot find it as a non Kitchen Aid part.
1/3/2023 8:19:00 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 03, 2023
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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.
1/2/2023 4:40:33 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2023
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Even though I clean and now have started to spray

Hi GMVLAHOS. Sorry to hear about your difficulties with removing your mixing blades. By the description of the symptoms, I think that the ‘groove pin’ (the pin sticking out from the agitator shaft that locks your blade onto the shaft) has loosened and shifted out or bent (or both) and this may be the cause of your difficulty in removing your mixing tools.
The ‘groove’ pin is supposed to be tightly fitted to the agitator shaft but it is possible, over time and use, that it has loosened and shifted or bent to the point that the mixing blades ‘appear’ to be stuck and doesn’t come off easily. A quick inspection of the agitator shaft as well as the blade attachment wells can confirm the diagnosis.
Inspect the opposite side of the groove pin hole on the agitator shaft. The end of the groove pin should be flush (or very nearly flush) with exterior of the agitator shaft. If there is a significant space then the groove pin has started to come free from the agitator shaft. The groove pin will still remain in place but the clearances between the pin and the blades may be reduced to zero, making the blades ‘stick’ when you try to remove them.
Also check the blade and see if there might be some additional scouring inside the attachment well where the groove pin contacts the blade when you mount or remove the blade.
How can you fix this? If you are DITY type person and feel adventurous, and if the groove pin does not look bent then a couple of light blows with a small hammer and punch should drive the pin back home tight. If the pin looks bent, then you would need to replace it. To remove the groove pin, you’ll need a small diameter punch (smaller than the diameter of the groove pin) to drive the pin from the agitator shaft.
You will need the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download one from the KA website at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use K45SSW select Parts List (1), K45SSWH0.pdf (341.41 KB), and then check to see it this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled: Case, Gearing And Planetary Unit for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate Illus. No. 21, Groove pin in Illus No. 26, Agitator Shaft Assembly. The groove pin is what needs to be replaced.
Here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; and partstore.com. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer, should you decide to go that route.
If you feel this repair is beyond your capability, then I would seek out a local small appliance repair shop in your area. KA Customer Care can give you names of local KA authorized repair shops in your area, but you can also do an online search to supplement what KA may provide you. Call to explain your circumstances and find out their hourly rate and get an estimate of what they think it would cost to repair your mixer. Also, always obtain three or more estimates – do some comparison shopping. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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1/2/2023 7:52:40 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2023
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Kitchenaid Professional 6 Quart Mixer. The speed lever is stuck.

Question edited for clarity. Question moved to category. The speed lever is electronic. Videos and the part in the link. https://www.google.com/search?q=Kitchenaid+Professional+6+mixer+speed+lever+stuck ..
12/19/2022 12:42:07 AM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Dec 19, 2022
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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!
12/3/2022 11:11:44 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 03, 2022
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KitchenAid mixer ring falls off

The trim ring news to be ta]ed in place with a plastic-face mallet. This type of mallet does not (if used properly) Mar the surface it striks. Hold the trim ring in place while tapping it in place. It often takes patience to get it right. The ring is properly in place when there is no place where you can insert a fingernail between it and the mixer body all around the ring.
9/26/2022 3:30:17 PM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Sep 26, 2022
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How to remove stuck bevel gear off planetary shaft

That should just lift off, I'm not familiar with your particular model but all the bevel gears I have seen just drop onto a pin that is just a push fit through a hole in the shaft.
9/18/2022 3:00:53 AM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Sep 18, 2022
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How do I remove broken bevel gear from shaft of

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9/18/2022 2:59:16 AM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Sep 18, 2022
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Kitchenaid mixer repair manual

google kv25g0xwh manual
7/30/2022 5:31:02 AM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Jul 30, 2022
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Kitchenaid mixer - turns once and turns off, worm gear is fine

Danny, Usually, the beater not turning or not turning under a load is due to a damaged gear, but there are other components in them to check. There is the worm gear, pinion gear, bevel pinion gear, internal ring gear and the attachment hub gear. The worm follower gear is usually the most common and is usually obviously stripped. However, it could be other gears damaged or worn. The other part to check would be the motor bearings and the motor bearing plate. These require a bit more taking apart to get to but could be causing the issue. You can find the full-service manual for your mixer online at kitchenaidexperts.com Hope this helps. Colleen KitchenAid Experts
7/30/2022 5:25:34 AM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Jul 30, 2022
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How am I to disassemble my KitchenAid 7 speed hand mixer?

Try this video although '7 Speed' isn't an Alpha Numeric model number :>) https://www.google.com/search?q=disassemble+my+KitchenAid+7+speed+hand+mixer ..
7/30/2022 5:20:45 AM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Jul 30, 2022
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Trying to adjust the beater to bowl clearance on my bowl lift KitchenAid K5SS. Mine has only pairs of screws, unlike manual diagram

Possibly one screw for up and one for down, working on a see-saw mechanism.
7/30/2022 5:17:37 AM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Jul 30, 2022
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Can i use it to make panko?

Panko are made with a special non-fermented bread that has no crust. You can however make good breadcrumbs with old hard bread and if you want it to be like Panko, pulse it and leave the crumbs coarse. I am a trade chef and use Panko a lot. Panko (???) is a type of flaky bread crumbs used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating for fried foods, such as tonkatsu. Panko is made from bread baked by electrical current, which yields a bread without a crust, and then grinding the bread to create fine slivers of crumb.[1] It has a crisper, airier texture than most types of breading found in Western cuisine and maintains its texture baked or deep fried, resulting in a lighter coating.[2] Outside Japan, its use is becoming more popular in both Asian and non-Asian dishes. It is often used on seafood and is often available in Asian markets, speciality stores, and, increasingly, in many large supermarkets. Panko is produced worldwide, particularly in Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam.
2/26/2022 5:54:01 PM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Feb 26, 2022
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How do the governor and speed control plate work in a Hobart Kitchenaid K5-A stand mixer?

Before you swap it out, get a can of electrical contact cleaner and spray the track and contacts.
2/22/2022 3:20:17 PM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Feb 22, 2022
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KitchenAid Artisan mixer accessory port not turning

You probably just need a new Shear Pin. This is just a small steel pin like a nail that goes through the gear and the drive shaft. If the strain on the final drive exceeds specs, the pin shears through and thereby saves damage to the gears and motor. Google make model parts diagram https://www.ereplacementparts.com/kitchenaid-4ksm150psbw0-artisan-tilt-head-stand-mixer-parts-c-114958_114959_115458.html This is one of the Shear Pins. They just call it 'pin, retaining'. https://www.ereplacementparts.com/shear-pin-retaining-pin-p-621981.html ..
1/7/2022 4:42:10 PM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Jan 07, 2022
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Kitchen aid mixer ksm150ps won't turn on

See following video. Fast forward to 7:30 and it shows the on/off contact. Around a minute earlier it shows the the speed lever, spring, and link.

https://youtu.be/Pi8ufwlOtqU
12/31/2021 2:34:34 AM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Dec 31, 2021
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How can I fix a Salton KM386 stand mixer that has lost half of its' power?

It may need new carbon brushes in the motor, but whether you can get them is another matter. Phone their service department. You may also have lubrication issues that is slowing it down.SALTON CANADACustomer Service Department 81A Brunswick Dollard-des-Ormeaux Quebec, Canada H9B 2J5Website: www.salton.comManual, just because I found ithttps://www.salton.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/KM-386-IB-ENweb.pdfhttps://www.google.com/search?q=salton+km386+replacement+carbon+brushes..
12/31/2021 12:51:57 AM • KitchenAid K45SS... • Answered on Dec 31, 2021
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Kitchenaid KSM5 mixer - the power lever is hitting/missing to turn it on.

Sounds like your switch is going bad if it's an older machine that would be my guess and I usually guess right
11/26/2021 8:32:49 PM • KitchenAid Food... • Answered on Nov 26, 2021
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Beater hits bowl beater height adjustment screw does not fix problem

Is this a new beater that you just bought? Or is it the same beater you have had? When you adjust the screw, which way are you turning the screw, how much is it hitting the bowl?If the beater is too close to the bowl the adjustment screw should be turned in. If the threads on the screw are loose the screw needs to be replaced.Page 17 and 21 both show how to adjust the head of the mixer so the beater his the bowl correctly. Here is a link to the service manual: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaidservicemanual.pdfPlease let me know if you have any questions.Thank you,ColleenCustomer [email protected]7
11/25/2021 6:17:46 PM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Nov 25, 2021
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