Replacing a Worm Gear in a Stand Mixer
Replacing a Worm Gear in a Stand Mixer

Located inside the lower cover, the worm gear
rotates on the inside edge of the stationary planetary gear to spin the attachment. The
worm gear teeth are nylon, so the teeth strip out by design if the drive system binds up.
This protects other gears and the motor from damage in the event of a problem. If the worm
gear teeth are worn or damaged you can replace them using the steps in this video.
Before you begin, wear work gloves to protect your hands.
Unplug the power cord. Remove the screw and pull off the end cover.
Remove the 2 screws securing the ends of the trim band pull the band off.
Flip the mixer over onto a padded cradle. Loosen the pedestal hinge pin setscrew. Use
a drift punch and hammer to drive out the hinge pin and remove it.
Lift the pedestal off the mixer. Gently tap out and remove the planetary drip
ring. Using a 5/32-inch drift punch and hammer,
drive the pin out that holds the planetary gear housing to the vertical center shaft.
Use 2 slot screwdrivers to pry off the planetary gear housing.
Remove the power cord from the bottom cover. Remove the 5 screws from around the planetary
gear. Remove the 4 mounting screws from the cover.
One of the rear mounting screws has a lock washer.
Slide the drift punch through the center shaft hole to help lift the bottom cover.
Gently pry the bottom cover up and remove it.
Remove the 3 Phillips screws and washers from the worm gear bracket.
Pull the worm gear assembly up and off. Position the new worm gear assembly on the
bottom cover and reinstall the mounting screws and washers.
Lubricate the new assembly with grease. Lift the bottom cover and align the gears.
Lower the bottom cover into the upper housing, working the gears back into place by slightly
twisting the center shaft. Once the gears mesh, lower the bottom cover
fully. Reinstall the screws around the planetary
gear. Reinstall the screws in the cover. Reinstall
the lock washer on the rear mounting screw. Slide the planetary gear housing down onto
the center shaft. Using the drift punch, align the mounting
pin holes with the hole in the center shaft. Reinstall the mounting pin.
Reinstall the drip ring by gently tapping it back onto the housing with a rubber mallet.
Position the pedestal on the bottom cover and reinstall the hinge pin.
Tighten the hinge pin set screw with a slot screwdriver.
Reinstall the power cord strain relief. Reinstall the trim band on the upper housing
and secure it with the mounting screws. Put the end cover in position and reinstall the screws. Warning: Don’t pinch any wires when reinstalling
the end cover. Reconnect the power cord.

7 thoughts on “Replacing a Worm Gear in a Stand Mixer”

  1. goinghomesomeday1 says:

    They should include a CD of how to repair your KitchenAid with all KitchenAid misers sold.

  2. Paul Espeut says:

    Could u do this for a hand mixer

  3. knosduh says:

    I sent mine in for service, they sent it to their service center in TN and they replaced the worm gear and replaced the gear grease.  It works like a brand new one. I am very pleased with Sears service.

  4. Teynaldo Sosa Garcia says:

    cómo puedo desaparecenmos una batidora sunbeam FPSBSM2103

  5. Ashley Wall says:

    Thank you so much!! I almost bought a replacement mixer but this will be so much better (and cheaper!)

  6. Leslie Guiteau says:

    what is the part  number of the one gear assembly and the mixer model number? I would to purchase this part.

  7. Christian Izaguirre says:

    Used this to replace just the worm gear (not the assembly). Works flawlessly now.

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