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The beaters don't fit anymore

I have the standard kitchenaid mixer and the beater (whip) etc. no longer fit into the standing part. It looks like the area they are supposed to fit into is cracked. Can this be repaired? I miss not being able to use my mixer.

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It depends on how mechanical you are. The old part will probably need to be cut off since it is pressed into the base of the rotating head. Parts are available from many sites like partstore.com and the like.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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If it cannot be removed easily by hand, use a soft rubber mallet

(not a steel hammer) to slightly tap the beater so it can be moved

up and down the shaft or from side to side. Then you can easily

turn the beater left and remove it from the shaft.


From Kitchenaid Manual:

To Attach Flat Beater, Wire Whip, or Dough Hook

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