KitchenAid stand mixer issues
Let me first say my wife loves this mixer, we've had it for about 4 years, she's a big baker and has put it to use very well during that time.
This past week I was grinding some chuck and I noticed the mixer struggling a little. I kept an eye on it and eventually it just stopped. Without further punishment I shut the motor off and decided to pull it apart. What I found was a TON of grease.....and a frozen accessory drive gear. What I don't know is how to get the front gear out. Is there a bearing the front gear that could have seized or does it only operate on grease? I'd like to see if i can figure this out before we spend the money sending it to a service center.
BTW, its a 5 qt high-power mixer witht he tilt head.