Horbart Kitcheaid K5SS need to replace Worm Gear - Metal or Plastic?
Hello, I recently purchased 2 Hobart era kitchenaid Mixers. One is a K45SS and the other is a K5SS. I wasn't sure which one I wanted so I bought them both on ebay. I dismantled them both to clean and regrease them and noticed that the K5SS has a newer worm gear (gray plastic). I want to keep the lift stand mixer so I'm trying to decide if I should swap out the metal gear in the K45SS and put it in the K5SS. Would you change it to metal. I wanted to buy a metal worm gear so that both units would have all metal gears but after searching for a while all I can find are the yellow plastic ones that KA sells now.
Thanks for your suggestions.