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I have a Sumbeam Mixmaster Legacy Edition S Model #2346. It was purchased 1 year ago and hasn't been used very much. The problem is when I needed to empty the mixing bowl contents into the cake pan, I could not remove the mixing bowl from the mixer because the release button would not free the mixer to tilt back. I thought well my hands must be too weak, so I called my husband to do try. The big strong guy that he is couldn't get it to release either. Needless to say, he held the entire unit (stand and bowl) upside down while I scraped the contents into the cake pan. The cake it great, but now I still have an empty, dirty mixing bowl that I can't remove from the stand. Please help!!!

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  • jbscott Jan 24, 2009

    The same thing just happened to us. There are no exposed screws, so we can't take it apart, as one solution suggested. We too have a dirty bowl and beaters that can't be released.

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SOURCE: Sunbeam Mixmaster Heritage series

I hope this helps. I found on mine that the rear screw on the "neck" had become slighty loosecousing the release to not fully disingage. I had to remove the dome shaped cap in the middle of the speed control knob, pops off fairly easy, to gain access to the nut to tighten it. Hard part was trying to hold the screw head still while I used a small screw driver and small hammer to tap the nut tight, very limited space between the "neck" and motor body.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Regarding the Sunbeam Mixmaster (model

Pry the beater release button out with a screwdriver. There are two screws underneath it and one under the motor housing between the the beater holes. This will allow you to remove the chrome front cover, but not the motor and drive assembly. Getting to the part that contains the gears requires complete disassembly of the mixer. It is not designed for service, and requires patience and a variety of tools to disassemble.

It has a metal worm gear and plastic drive gears. If the beaters are out of alignment, then one or both of the plastic gears are stripped and the mixer is junk. Repair plus shipping costs equals the price of a new mixer. This is the weak point of these mixers and a fundamental flaw in an otherwise robust and sturdy design. It is definitly not the same mixer *********** bought 30 years ago.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: have a sunbeam heritage stand mixer model 2346-000.

Make sure the bowl is off to the side. I wouldn't get rid of a mixer just because the bowl doest't, if it's a good powerful mixer. There aren't many replacement parts available except directly from sunbeam. You need to get a replacement motor for the bowl turntable.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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There should be a small lever on the base in front of and below the bowl. It will move to 2 positions. It sounds like you have it set for the small bowl but are using the large bowl. Press down on the lever and move it to the other side. If I'm right, that should correct the problem.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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SOURCE: My Sunbeam Heritage MixMaster mixer just stopped

If it is plugged into a circuit protected by a GFCI breaker, which it should be if it is a kitchen circuit, reset the breaker. If you know for sure there is power at the receptacle you have it plugged into, then the power cord is bad or you have an internal mixer problem. You will have to pay someone to repair it or take the mixer apart yourself and find out what is wrong. Before paying someone be sure and get an estimate as to the cost of the repair. In some cases you are better off buying an new mixer as the repair costs will exceed to price of a new one.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Sunbeam Mixmaster Heritage model Tilt mechanism

Theory: Its a screw at the joint that is lose.
Problem: If I held mine upside down it released but wouldn't when right side up.
Partial solution (in progress): It took me an hour to disassemble the monster as I lost the "NUT" inside the motor - the nut is inside the motor case and attaches the lock-lever and a ground wire to the motor case. It makes some sense since it is a part that can strip out if it has to be tightened too many times by a gorilla - a nut is "easy" (relatively) to replace. Prevents you from having to buy a new one at least. Wish they would engineer this better.
Current status: I finally fished it out but have to put it back together now to prove my theory. You cant get into the motor case easily - but I found out that you don't have to get into the motor case if the screw is still semi-attached. I only had to undo the the base to get to the hinge. Then I could tighten the screw. I am an AMATURE - so at your won risk. They make these things so you need to send them in. This most likely seems to be what I have to do now.

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