Well, It happens to us all,right? When my wife and I fixed our Turkey in the roaster we sat it a little to close to the Kitchen Aid mixer, and well we melted the cord. So we (my wife) thought we would have to buy another mixer. I thought what the heck lets try to fix it and if I screw it up oh well. They cord its self was under $20.00 and the labor was free. Nothing should go wrong, right? Wrong! After we got the mixer totally apart we realized they sent us a cord with the wrong connectors on it. But that's okay, they took it back and we got another one. So, we had to put it back together and tape it up until the other one came. Hey, Christmas was coming and I wasn't mixing all those cookies and stuff by hand! Well it got here and if I can fix it anyone can, there isn't much to the inside of one of them anyway. Just be careful and remember how you took it apart. You can wire it up backwards, just saying!
Step 1: Take band off and top off. So that you have the inside exposed. It looks intimidating but its not, I promise!
Step 2 : Gear cover has to come off. It's the black thing on the front! It has grease in it be careful.
Step 3: Unplug connectors, Mark them so you will plug them back right. Remember what I said about wiring it ups backwards!
Step 4: Take out motor.Usually 4 screws hold it in!
Step 6: Take bottom of the housing off so you can get the cord out.You will see screws you have to remove!
Step 7: Fish the old wire out and the new one in.
Step 8: Reverse everything and put it back together. So I hope you can remember or you will be buying a new one. Once you get everything back on and top cover installed try it and see how you did.
Even with taking the pictures for this post it still only took me 45 minutes. Don't waist your money with having someone else do it or buying a new one!
Here is a link with replacement parts and schematics if you don't have your own.http://www.ereplacementparts.com/kitchenaid-mixer-parts-c-114958_114959.html
There are many different mixer styles on the market but there are many different links and video's to help you do this simple task!