KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial Stand Mixer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Tilt the head back and look into the hinge from the front. There is a screw right in the middle, turn it anti clockwise a quarter of a turn at a time until the whisk stops tinging on the bowl.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019 | 66 views

I normally CAREFULLY drill a small hole thru the centre of the brush and get it out with a hooked probe. The brass square sleeve that the brush goes into can slide out with the brush. Make sure that doesn't happen because if it does you'll be splitting the cases to get the brush holder wire back where it belongs.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018 | 340 views

First thing check the carbon brushes, when they wear out they arc at the armature. Two black screw covers one either side of the top motor housing. The brushes are keyed to only go back in one way so make a note of which corner of the brush has been shaved off. If you look in the hole with a torch you can see the little blocker in one corner deep down. As a rule it's back top corner on one side and back bottom corner on the other side.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017 | 201 views

the speed setting is in the speed control unit which by your statement is now broken
no parts around for the lovely old reliable machine which is now close to junk
take it to an appliance repair shop as they may have spare from another machine or can repair the fault

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017 | 276 views

Very broad question best answered by a goog google search re reliability, features, etc.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Sep 23, 2017 | 457 views

I'm not quite sure about this answer but it occurs to me that it could be the governor. It sits at the back end of the armature and as the speed control is slid to faster speeds the governor moves away from its rest position pressing against the control plate. If the governor's pivots were to be binding, even slightly, it would explain the symptoms you are describing. A service manual can be found at:

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on May 02, 2017 | 508 views

The governor should move back and forth as the speed control goes from speeds 1 through 10. It's purpose is to push on the control plate in order to obtain the different motor speeds.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on May 06, 2017 | 472 views

The bearing housing is not very expensive, I'd replace it, do not overtighten the screws, it will bend the bearing bracket. Current versions use nylock nuts which tend to stay tight unlike what you have. It's only taken Kitchen Aid 20 years to discover nylock nuts.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Mar 18, 2017 | 464 views

Use this link to find parts. Have your model number available.

Once you have the correct part number, you can google "KitchenAid replacement parts" and purchase from a vendor of your choosing.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Mar 25, 2016 | 537 views

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KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Dec 26, 2015 | 482 views

First make sure it is plugged in.
Second make sure the outlet is not GFCI, check it with a lamp to ensure there is power.
Check the black screws on the side first after you unplug it from the wall. They will screw out with a dime or wide flathead screwdriver.
be carefull this is where the brushes go.
Caution: They are spring loaded. And the cap will fly if you are not careful. check both sides to make sure the brushes, little square shaped pieces of carbon, are long enough and making contact.
You can pick a new set up for your model on amazon pretty cheap and they are a snap to reinstall. If this fails you have to check the rear section of the mixer to ensure the circuit board does not have any burnt pieces on it. It will be obvious when you see the tiny PCB if there are any dead components. You can also pick these up on Amazon fairly cheap. Aside from that find an appliance repair shop where you live and have them fix it.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Dec 15, 2015 | 251 views

See the two black screw heads, one on each side of the motor housing? There is a carbon brush under each one.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Oct 06, 2015 | 172 views

Speed selector is damaged and you should change it

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Aug 13, 2015 | 222 views

I have repaired my same mixer a few times, first was replacing the plastic gear that is fairly common. Next I replaced the bearing and then the motor eventually, recently I replaced the main board. All these parts are fairly cheap and easy to replace. I have never had one smoke however so it is possible a wire could have rubbed enough to be shorting. Take the back cover off and inspect, its just the one screw on top and the main board is in there and see if any wires look shorted.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Jun 30, 2015 | 274 views

Shelly, usually this can be repaired without needing ANY parts! Its pretty simple but you do have to tear apart the mixer. Here is a link to the service manual:

99% of the time you are dealing with a loose screw. So take the mixer apart, once you have done that you will find the speed control lever with knob has a screw that holds it in place and in contact with the spring. That screw can work loose and if not all the way tightened will allow your mixer to pop back into speed one. Simply tighten the screw and see if the mixer will operate correctly.

If the speed lever is working through all 10 speeds correctly re-assemble the mixer. If it does not correct the problem you will want to buy the speed control lever kit.
This will include a new speed control lever with knob, the spring, link and a gearbox gasket.
KitchenAid Mixer Speed Control Lever Kit 4176230

The part number you will be looking for is 4176230, it is only about $7 plus shipping of $3.25.

-Colleen @ Mending Shed

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015 | 456 views

Try to push up while you turn the blade. Don't be afraiid to turn hard.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015 | 879 views

Here's a link to the mixer's Service Manual:

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Jan 24, 2015 | 76 views

  • The K5SS was manufactured from 1978 to sometime in the 1980s (don't know if it made it into the 90s). Hobart sold its Kitchenaid division to Whirpool in 1982. If yior mixer has the Hobart logo on it then it was from 1978 to 1981 9 or 2. If it is identified only as Kitchenaid then it was made after 1981.

KitchenAid K5SS... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 313 views

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