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Power cord replacement on 30-something K45 mixer. Cord does not have connectors at the rear control plate. The power cord runs to the front and yellow and green wires run fron the fron to rear control panel. How do I pull the motor out to get to the power cord connections.

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There is a manual for the K45 at the website listed below that shows how to open the mixer to replace the cord.
http://www.neilcrockett.com/manual.pdf

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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If the brushes are not the problem check the speed control plate. If you remove the end cover from the mixer you can gain direct access to the speed control plate. There are 3 screws on this plate, the top two are used to adjust the speed of the mixer, the bottom one spaces the on/off switch contact. Try adjust the bottom screw to see if the mixer will turn on, it is possible the on/off switch was out of place.

Try these first, if none of this works let me know and we can continue trouble shooting.

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Cut the old power cord near where it enters the blender.
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remove 1/4" nuts found in recesses of exposed front plate.
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Work your way around the 4 sets of teeth, it'll come off. Don't lose the two washers.
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take off the speednuts holding the brush assembly in place.
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Get a round replacement wire of the right diameter, thread it through the cord hole in the blender, and connect it up to the coils.
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