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Kitchenaid Classic -Mixer Head wobbles or shakes back and forth

I was told to tighten the screw that holds the hinge pin in place.

What other options do I have ???

This was a friends mixer and she said kitchenaid told her it sounded like an adjustment problem

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  • tom_gan Dec 10, 2008

    My wife seems to be experiencing the same problem, tonight she was making some baking with it and the thing was shaking and knocking around like crazy, googled the problem and found the screw on the bottom tighten trick, tried it and it is better but still knocking around a bit. It's like the locking mechanism isn't holding it solid enough?

  • alexandra7 Feb 14, 2009

    I am going crazy with this. I cannot stand and hold up the head of the mixer shile I mix, but this does solve the problem. It seems like the head falls down too far. I tried tightening the crew, loosening the screw, it still wobbles all over the place. Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing. I called Kitchenaid and they said I have to have the pin replaced. From what I read it's 100 bucks to just have them look at it at the service center. Then whatever they charge for the parts and labor. I am really disgusted with Kitchenaid now. They do NOT stand behind their products anymore. I will not buy Kitchenaid again.

  • veronica turner Sep 07, 2013

    I have the same problem with a second hand mixer I bought but my mixer is a tilt head - I see 3 screws on the bottom of mine but they are tightened already as much as they can be. I can move the head of the mixer quite a bit without it being turned on just by moving it with my hand and it is getting so bad I am afraid to use it. I dont know how old the machine is but there is no locking mechanism for the head like they have now HELP

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Lay the mixer on its side and look up through the base. You willnotice a small set screw. This holds the pin tight. If the set screw gets loose the pin willl begin to move out and the head will wobble. Simply tighten the set screw. I just did this to my Kitchenaid mixer 10 minutes ago and it now works fine.

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  • zxvsq Apr 06, 2011

    Also I discovered if you stand the unit normally and lift the mixing arm and look at the joint you can see a screw. It seems to be a spacer. Unscrew it until your beaters can clear the bowl when in use (mine were tapping the mixing bowl each rotation). The mixer should then rest solidly when down and no longer have that play in it which allowed it to be rocked back and forth. I did this and it is quieter and has less freedom to wobble.

  • wecoyote16 Jun 15, 2012

    Right on the money! Fixed the problem in seconds. Previously, I spent almost an hour on the phone with Kitchenaid c/s having me adjust the height of the beater in the bowl. That didn't do it!

  • Mark Bushby Jun 24, 2013

    Thank you. Fixed my baby exactly hype

  • veronica turner Sep 07, 2013

    I do not see a set screw - there is a nut that has a spring behind it which will not move and 3 screws right on the bottom that are that tight I cannot move them I dont know what to do, getting ready to throw this in the trash

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Turn the unit upside down and tighten the screw under the drive, this solves the shaking

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Possible solution... with my wifes I guess there is an adjustment screw for the head to raise up/down located in the neck behind the top of the bowl, my wife was tweaking while I was google'in and she said the mixer was actually making contact with the bottom of the bowl and lifting the head slightly as it was turning (I would've guessed you'd hear that but...?) anyway my wife said she raised the head slightly and now between that and tightening the screw on the pin it's running pretty smooth.

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Yes I agree. Run the mixer dry on a low speed with the balloon whisk attached. Is it brushing the bowl? If so switch off, tilt the head back, and expose a screw in the neck. Turn this anti-clockwise maybe quarter a turn, then reset and try again. Hopefully the head unit has raised sufficiently for the whisk to be running free. If not keep adjusting til the whisk turns freely without striking the bowl.

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  • veronica turner Sep 07, 2013

    what do you do for a lift bowl model?

  • Vince Birth Nov 23, 2013

    Turning the screw under the neck counter clock wise does fix the problem as it raises the head up. The reason it shakes is because the head is tilted down and the whisk attachment is banging the bottom of the bowl making it shake.

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