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Old 02-25-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Kitchen Aid. Has anyone taken one apart?

The motor runs but the attachment thingy doesn't. I'm assuming it's a stripped gear.

How do you take one apart?
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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if only you lived closer dude, I`de have the thing fixed in almost no time :(

I just did a 1960`s Kenwood a few days ago too, could have made a session of it! :)

not having seen one, there could be a Multitude of little silly things wrong, a stripped (teeth missing gear is Very unlikely!).
some use a belt drive to a gear train, occasionaly the belt can break, the gear train won`t engage due to a grease clog that can stop the enagement pin from full travel.

look for the Simple things 1`st.

I`ve even seen some where screws have simply come loose and fallen out.


attatchment "thingy" doesn`t help much, got a pic?
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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if only you lived closer dude, I`de have the thing fixed in almost no time :(

I just did a 1960`s Kenwood a few days ago too, could have made a session of it! :)

not having seen one, there could be a Multitude of little silly things wrong, a stripped (teeth missing gear is Very unlikely!).
some use a belt drive to a gear train, occasionaly the belt can break, the gear train won`t engage due to a grease clog that can stop the enagement pin from full travel.

look for the Simple things 1`st.

I`ve even seen some where screws have simply come loose and fallen out.


attatchment "thingy" doesn`t help much, got a pic?
Seriously? You need a photo of a KA?:)
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The thingy that holds the attatchments doesn't turn.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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cool, and yes I did need a photo, I`ve never seen one before.
now that`s out of the way...

there should be on the top of that hood a nut about 3/4 inch, it`ll be just above the bit that doesn`t turn (the whisk bowl bit).
at the Other end where the blender sticks onto there should be a cap/cover to remove
take that cap cover off.

inside that cover should be a little pip/rod about 1/4 inch long, and a coresponding hole on the device itself where that sticks into when in the closed postion.

tell me if that makes any sense to you so far!

also under that cover where the blender goes should be a metal plate with 3 screws in it (it Might Have 4 though).
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Crash stay with me here, time is short this end, it`s already 19:36 here, what I can tell you is that the motor is in the upright part of the apparatus, that drives the blender on the top directly, from there will be a belt to an enclosed gear train (in a cast alu box), there`s a pin that needs to be depressed in order to engage that belt to the gear train.

the 3 (maybe 4 screws) under the blender bit need to be taken out and the plastic clip at the Far end of the hood needs to be romoved as well as the knod that releases it (it`s only a plastic slip-on), then you`ll need to undo that nut at the top.

the Hood should slip off quite easily then, allong you have a good look.

I can`t stay here, I need to do food and bed, let me know how it goes and ANY observations you make (No mater how Trivial it may seem) I`ve never fixed such a thing Over the Internet before :)
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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I thought that the transmission (gear train) was direct drive.

Anyway, I once tried to get into both of mine, but I couldn't, so I left them alone.
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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Corey123, if anyone knew how to do this it would have been you. This is how far I got:
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I should at least get a discount at the repair shop for getting it this far.
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As a service electrician our shop charged more for basket [meaning they came into the shop in one] than just to fix something. I'm lucky twice. there is a Kitchen Aid authorised repair in Seattle [Ajax Electric] that is relatively cheap. I suspect there is in most cities.

I do believe that KA is all direct- gears not belts.

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here, try this: KitchenAid Stand Mixer Parts - K45
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As a service electrician our shop charged more for basket [meaning they came into the shop in one] than just to fix something. I'm lucky twice. there is a Kitchen Aid authorised repair in Seattle [Ajax Electric] that is relatively cheap. I suspect there is in most cities.

I do believe that KA is all direct- gears not belts.

Good Luck.


Trust me, it IS. I knew this for years, but the diagram certainly and officially confirms it. That there is NO belt in the motor heads.

My Electrolux Assistant is belt drive, as was a Kenwood mixer that I once had.

To find out for yourself, just go to the website page that YT has just given. The diagram shows a cutaway of the parts, and no belt is shown.

Crash, the part that you're trying to gain access to is inside the mixer head. Does it require dismantling the planetary gears to get at it? if so, that must be a nightmare. Looks like you used a hammer and other tools to get THIS far.

I just wanted to see if the later models of the K5SS had that infamous plastic gearbox, but I don't think it does, according to the diagram.
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