What to Do with K5SS?
I have a Hobart-era KitchenAid K5SS which works great, but it is starting to ooze a little oil onto the beater shaft.
I had an old K5A which started to ooze oil. The problem was easily fixed by replacing a rubber O-ring on the main beater shaft. In order to replace this O ring it was necessary to open the mixer.
I want to open up my K5SS but the planetary pin that must be driven out in order to open it up just won't come out. I've tried all kinds of different tools, solvents and lubricants and that sucker just ain't coming out. I've seen the video from ereplacementparts and Mark makes it look so easy, but my pin is really stuck in there.
I'm not sure what to do with this mixer. Give it to the Goodwill? Send it out for repair? Throw it in the dumpster?