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Old 03-06-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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I need a Hobart KitchenAid K-5A Part

We have an old Hobart Kitchenaid K-5A mixer and have seemed to misplace the brush holder cap for one side of the motor.

This part is no longer available anywhere that I have been able to locate. This is the old brass version that is smaller than the newer plastic version and they will NOT interchange.

Does anyone know where to locate one of these old brush holder caps? I might even be willing to purchase a complete mixer that no longer works just for the parts.

Is there a simple way to retrofit the entire brush holder assembly with the new style?

I just hate to let this old work horse go to waste because of one small, missing part.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
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If the remaining brush holder cap fits on the side which has a missing cap, it can be used as a sample by a machine shop to fabricate a holder cap.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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find the part number and go to whirlpool.com for parts.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm thinking machine shop is going to be the only way unless there is an appliance graveyard somewhere out there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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find the part number and go to whirlpool.com for parts.
The part has not been made for many years.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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Another avenue is to look on sites that sell used items either in your area or that can be shipped. You may find another machine like yours that can be used for parts or even the parts themselves. There are always people trying to sell vintage appliances.

Good luck!
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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Even when the part has not been made for many years, parts can be found for old appliances. I'm assuming you have done a wider search for Kitchen Air mixer parts with the big search engines... Google, etc.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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According to the manual, the original part number was C-116283-1

MANUAL:
http://www.smallappliance.com/images...andard/K5A.pdf

A likely looking brush cap claiming to fit K5 series, among others, is one of several offered on eBay.
KitchenAid Mixer Motor Brush Cap Black 3184212 | eBay



Also Amazon
Amazon.com: KitchenAid mixer brush cap, 3184212.: Kitchen & Dining

Also
Kitchenaid Mixer Brush Cap, 3184212 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Misc. Parts - Stand Mixer Parts - By Kitchenaid #3184212 - 744539017619 at Goodman's Small Appliances Housewares and Parts

So, multiple parts sites claim it fits the K5's.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Those new caps are the wrong size for the old style mixers. The one on the right is the one that I need.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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Look on sites like Craigs List, etc. People might be selling the old mixers for parts or the parts themselves. Yard/garage sales are also good places to go as well as second hand stores, etc.

You will not be finding a new piece for it for sure. First it is an obsolete model, and second, the company that made it doesn't make them any more and the company that took over won't be stocking old parts that don't belong to "their" machines.

Good luck. I love my KA and while mine is only 5 years old, I know they can last forever.
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