I really could use some help here.....
Good Morning, I registered to this forum because I really screwed up:(
Back in 2005, I inherited my Grandmother's Kitchenaid K5-a that she bought new in late 60's (Certified Pastry Chef)
well, I used it many time over the last few years, and the last 6 times I used it... the motor casing was getting hot.
I'm pretty resourceful and have a pretty fair mechanical ability. (If you can replace internal parts in an iPhone, you got it made)
so, I sent the K5-a to the workbench (aka kitchen table) and tore into it.
Kept my screws/parts separated and photographed with iPhone above.
Moved everything to the workbench in garage..... Researched and ordered the parts needed. Stator/drive, Motor Field, brushes, new grounded power cord.
Then my little old world fell apart:(
Was hospitalized with Pancreatitis for several days, and in the meantime "someone" messed with my workbench. (I won't point fingers...I'm some dumb, not plumb dumb:scared4:)
Grandma's K5-a got placed on the back burner.... Since then, I've compared my pics with the parts and all is good.
The trouble I have is the new parts have to be retrofitted
I really need to find schematics for this thing, it's an older model (better model) than what's being offered out there, along with it being Grandma's.... I gotta get this thing going and back to baking bread.
If the parts had been a direct replacement.... the stator motor cooling fan would have been same size, the wires of the motor field would have clipped right back onto the brush holders. and numerous other differences.
I did notice the new parts were shipped in boxes that said Genuine Whirlpool Parts. Good or bad, I cannot say.
And too, when I popped off the back cover I had the little black clip bounce onto the table. (never seeing where it came from:()
I've watched several youtube videos showing how to calibrate motor speed, and change grease, etc.... but, the retrofitting is hampering my reassembly.
Any help or guidance would sure be appreciated!
Edit: reviewing post #12, I'm guessing the little black clip is some sort of shim/bearing for the stator drive/governor.... I'll look more closely when I get home.