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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is an adjustment screw and a system for setting it. You can find a video of it here (or just a ton of people who know all about these mixers). I just found it while trying to troubleshoot the same problem for my wifes mixer.
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
A standard maintenance procedure for these KitchenAid stand mixers requires periodically changes the grease in the gear housing. After several years and/or hard use, the grease eventually breaks down and becomes thin, like oil. The chrome ring above where the beater attaches is actually a "drip cup" and is designed to catch the oil, but eventually it overflows. The unit will need to be opened up and the old grease removed and replaced with a special high temperature grease recommended by KitchenAid (Part No. 4176597) Essentially, it is a high temperature type of grease that will resist breakdown for longer periods than standard bearing grease used for cars. It is a very common procedure and can be performed by a handy homeowner or a service center. To do it yourself will take about two hours and instructions can be found at several locations online. Once done, it will purr like new and last several more years.
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
How comfortable are you with electrical parts? With the mixer UNPLUGGED and the switch ON measure resistance between the (flat) plug pins. If it's infinite (no meter movement) which is to be expected, there is an open circuit. The switch could be open or the wire to the switch could be disconnected (improbable) or the motor could be burned out and open (not very probable).
Maybe you could take the switch to a shop and have it tested.
This is not really a solution, just step 1.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
I had a similar problem with mine - the problem turned out to be that I hadn't clicked the bowl into place corectly. If you find the bowl is tilting forward slightly then you probably need to push it into the clip at the back.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Hi ERIN. This should be pretty easy to do by yourself. The instructions for adjusting your beater to bowl clearance is in your Owners Manual. If you don’t have the original manual you can easily download a PDF version of your Owners Manual from the KA website: (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in your case K$45SSW and select the file listed for your model that appears under Owners Manuals (2): K45SSWH-0.pdf (2730.37 KB) and save that file to your PC. Turn to Page 13 and you will find the instructions for adjusting the mixer head height. I have extracted the instructions below:
Beater to Bowl Clearance
Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so that the flat beater just clears the bottom of the bowl. If for any reason, the flat beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, clearance
• Unplug mixer.
• Lift motor head.
• Turn screw (A) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater or clockwise (right) to lower flat beater.
• Make adjustment with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl.
If you over adjust the screw, the bowl lock lever may not lock into place.
I hope this helps! – Howard, Burke, VA
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Posted on Jan 31, 2010
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