How Do You Rebuild An Old Kitchenaid Mixer?
The KitchenAid stand mixer models K45SS, K5SS, KSM90, and KSMC50 are the workhorses of home cooks, because they are sturdy, reliable machines. No chips or integrated circuits in there. They were made in the day when “solid state” was the buzzword for “technology.” With some standard tools, and the free download of the KitchenAid mixer service manual, anyone with the initiative can rebuild one of these old KitchenAid stand mixers. That’s because everything in the KitchenAid stand mixers work with gears, an electric motor and grease. The main fixes involve the attachment housing, the planetary gear or the motor. Wrap the mixer’s wall plug in a plastic baggie and secure it with a rubber band. This is a safety measure to ensure that no grease gets on the plug. Remove the drip cup. The drip cup is the silver ring that encircles the planetary housing. Use a small flat screwdriver on the top lip of the drip cup to loosen and remove it. Lay the mixer on its side. It is a good idea to put a tow