KitchenAid New Generation Lower Center Bearing, 16897, will fit some newer 5 Quart mixers & All 6 Quart mixers. This beaing will replace a lost or damaged lower gearcase bearing. This is a genuine KitchenAid replacement part, all of our parts are New, Original KitchenAid Parts.
The Lower Center Bearing fits tightly into the lower gearcase on the Professional Series Stand Mixers, and the Planetary center shaft slides through the bearing. This lower gearcase housing bearing (16897) will fit New Generation KitchenAid Mixers KP2671, KP26M1X, KV25, KT2651, KG25, KM25 and variations of these models. WP16897 replaces 16897.
Any bushing showing signs of galling, nicks, cracks or noticeable wear should be replaced, this bearing is pressed tightly into the lower gearcase housing, and can be ordered by itself, or with a lower gearcase.