20 Most Recent KitchenAid New Professional 5.5 QT Commercial Style Wide Steel Bowl Stand Mixer 550 HD 575 Watt Motor- Empire Red Questions & Answers


Buy a new one quick. Or hide. Spent . electrical engineering. And supply of new diodes resistors and capacitors are needed.

KitchenAid New... | Answered on Apr 17, 2016


Check different outlet. Make sure the outlet isn't at fault.

KitchenAid New... | Answered on Aug 01, 2014


The housing has to be worn if the bearing has play. Try a little tape around the bearing, or some thin brass shim stock. Of course epoxy may be a solution, if applied around the i.d. of the bearing seat. A little shortning on the bearing will keep it from sticking to the epoxy.

KitchenAid New... | Answered on May 25, 2014


It would be helpful to get the model number and serial number off of the bottom of the mixer. This will help determine if the gearing has changed at all.

Usually when a mixer is making a lot of noise after replacing the gears we can find a small nick or gouge in the gear. even the smallest damage can cause these mixers to make a lot of noise. Also if you have an older mixer there was a change in the worm gear from 53 teeth to 60 teeth on the gear. If your mixer originally took a 53 tooth gear, and you replaced it with the 60 tooth gear it will make a lot of noise like you are describing.

So first check your serial number, if the first 4 digits are after WL45 your mixer would have a 60 tooth gear, however if it is a WL44 or before you would have originally had a 53 tooth gear and this is what is causing the loud noise.

If your mixer is new enough that it took the 60 tooth gear, then take the mixer apart, clean and remove all gears, clean them off with wd-40 and inspect closely, even the smallest chip can cause a ton of noise.

If you have any questions, or you cannot find the problem feel free to contact us at The Mending Shed.

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Colleen
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KitchenAid New... | Answered on Apr 15, 2013


You can adjust the mixer bowl up and down slightly. If you lower your bowl and look at the back you will see a little screw, it looks like a flat head screw and it is on the "neck" of the mixer.
You can raise and lower the bowl by adjusting this cam screw. You can tell that your bowl is adjust correctly by attaching the flat beater and put a dime in the bottom of the bowl, the beater should just barely touch the dime and move it around the bottom of the bowl.

The beater will not scrape the sides of the bowl, if you are wanting the sides of the bowl scraped I would recommend the Flex Edge Beater made by KitchenAid which is basically a flat beater with a rubberized edge which will scrape the side of the bowl as it rotates.

Here is a link to the flex edge beater on our website: http://www.mendingshed.com/kfe6l.html
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you,
ColleenCustomer ServiceMendingShed.com800-339-9297

KitchenAid New... | Answered on Apr 12, 2013


The clicking is probably a small nick in one of the gears, even the smallest chip can cause alot of noise or make the mixer click. Is the beater shaft still turning when you have a load in the mixer (bowl is full)
Or is it just clicking?

If the beater stops turning it is going to be caused by stripped gears, however if it is just clicking this would indicate just a nick in the gear. Either way I would recommend opening the mixer and replacing the damaged gear/gears.

Your mixer is considered a 5 Quart Professional, which means it has the same parts as a KitchenAid 6 quart mixer. The first thing you will want to do is take the mixer apart and disassemble the gearing. You will want to clean off the gears with paper towels and wd-40. Carefully inspect each gear once clean and replace damaged gears.

In the professional mixers when a gear strips you need to replace the grease and housing gasket, this is because the gears are all metal and there may be metal shavings in the grease which could cause the gears to strip again.

The most common gear to go bad in the Professional series mixers is the Worm Follower Gear (9706529). Here is a link to that gear on our website: http://www.mendingshed.com/wormfollower.html

Also, here is a link to the service manual for the mixer, this will aid you in taking the mixer apart and putting it back together correctly. http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaid6qtservicemanual.pdf

We are one of KitchenAid's largest service centers within the US, and all parts we sell are genuine KitchenAid products. All parts are available at our website, www.mendingshed.com

Thank you,

Colleen
Customer Service
MendingShed.com
800-339-9297

KitchenAid New... | Answered on Apr 12, 2013


Hiya,

It seems from your question that your hinge pin may be loose and this is why the head keeps shaking. Please see the link below for a help video on your hinge pin:
http://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/HowtoremoveyourhingepinfromyourKitchenAid/tabid/637/Default.aspx

http://www.kaparts.co.uk/Help/KitchenAidHelp/KitchenAidMixerHelp/KAPartsSuperHingePinforKitchenAidMixers/tabid/599/Default.aspx

I have added below our super hinge pin link if you are interesting in purchasing one:
KA3009 KitchenAid Tilt Head Mixer Super Hinge Pin Upgrade Kit https://secure.kaparts.co.uk/sku/KA3009

I hope this helps you!

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on May 21, 2019


This sounds like an issue of beater to bowl adjustment, which can come out of alignment naturally over time and with use of the machine.

If the flat beater is striking the bottom of your bowl, this may cause the locking mechanism to loosen and may cause the mixing head to "bounce" during use.

Your Use and Care Guide will cover the "beater to bowl adjustment," which you can do at home in a few minutes with a flathead screwdriver.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on May 16, 2019


Bucksmom, Sorry to hear you mixer is 'leaking'... I hate it when that happens. You don't mention how old or what model your KA mixer is? I assume you mean the band around your mixer with the Kitchenaid logo, when you say 'kitchen aid ring.
Your mixer does have an internal gear mechanism (transmission if you will) which converts the electric motors rotation into the mixer rotation and those gears are located within the mixer. The gears were lubricated at the factory, but depending on the age of your mixer and how it is used, it is possible that the grease has leaked beyond the gasket and that is what you are seeing now.
It is possible to disassemble the mixer to determine where the grease is coming from and troubleshoot if anything else might be wrong within the transmission.
Hopefully the leakage is not getting into your food being mixed. Kitchenaid Grease should be 'food grade' grease, but you still don't want to ingest it.
I hope this helps... Howard, Burke, VA

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on May 16, 2019


Did you buy it new? If so, use the warranty, just call their customer service and they'll.help you out!
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KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Mar 31, 2019


Unfortunately, this happens a bit. See the Service Manual which will show its replacement:

http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/mendingshed/kitchenaid6qtservicemanual.pdf

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Mar 28, 2019


If the beater passes the dime test there is no need to change the adjustment screw. The screw head rotates an eccentric stop which changes how far up the bowl lift goes. The screw limited to a full range adjustment of !/2 turn.

To access the screw internally, the motor head must be removed from the column. Download the service manual from:

http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/mendingshed/kitchenaid6qtservicemanual.pdf

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019


If you are referencing the pin which locks the beater itself to the planetary's shaft, it can be removed with a punch.
However, if you are trying to remove the planetary itself, a 5/32" punch will do the trick.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019

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