The beater will turn ''sometimes'' when first put in mixer, but if ingredients are put into bowl the beater will not turn. It sounds like maybe the gears are stripped when this happens? What parts would I need to repair this problem?
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Your worm gear is no longer seated and that is more than likely because the housing cover is probably the old style plastic and it has cracked which allows the worm gear to jump up during operation and turn out of sync. The worm gear turns the drive gear that works the planetary gears which in turn drives the beater. If the worm gear is not turning true then of course it is pushing the planetary out of true as it turns, which causes the beater to slam the sides of the bowl. The question is this...does the beater hit the bowl in the same place on the bowl every time? Or does the beater hit the bowl in different places every time? If it hits the same place then it is probably just a planetary gear of which there are four gears involved and it could be any one of them. It it hits a different place every time it is most likely the worm gear and cover. In either case parts will cost between 30 and 50 dollars. and it takes about an hour to fix.
Do you mean the beater is not touching the bottom of the bowl? AS in there is a gap between the beater and the bottom of the bowl so it is not mixing all the ingriedients? If you have a Tilt-head style mixer, you can adjust the beater/bowl clearance by turning out the adjusting screw. Place your bowl on the bowl screw cap, Place the flat beater on the agitator shaft and lower the head of the mixer so the beater is at the bottom of the bowl. There should be a 1/16" clearance between the bowl and the beater, if the beater is too close to the bowl turn in the adjusting screw, and if the beater is too far away turn out the adjusting screw. The adjusting screw can be located by tilting the head of the mixer back, and in the neck of the mixer you will see a flat head adjusting screw. However if you have a bowl lift mixer and the bowl is too far from the mixer there are a few different way to fix that problem. If the bowl and beater are too far apart start by adjusting the adjustment screw. On this mixer the adjustment screw is under the head. Remove the bowl, and beater and lay the mixer on its back. You should be able to see under the head a screw sticking out, it does not have a head, but a little slot in the screw, use a flat head screw and adjust the beat 1/4 turn. Put the beater and bowl back on and test mixer to see if it the beater has a 1/16" clearance. If it doesn't adjust the screw and 1/4 turn. If after adjusting the screw the beater and bowl still have too much clearance use a mallet and tap both sides of the yoke arm up evenly until 1/16" beater to bowl clearance is met. You can use the same dime test in the bowl to make sure you have the correct 1/16" measurement for the beater/bowl distance. Thank you, Colleen MendingShed.com 800-339-9297
Hi TJEWKES67.Before you tear into the ‘guts’ of your mixer any further, I’d like you to make a simple check the vertical play of the planetary.Locate where the planetary comes out of your mixer’s head, and place your left index finger on the edge of the planetary (rest your nail edge of the mixer head).With your right hand, push the planetary straight up (like you were trying to push it through the top of your mixer) until it stops, then let go.How much vertical movement did your index finger feel as you did this?Your planetary shouldn’t rise vertically more than a 1/16 of an inch, or less.If that’s the case, relax, your planetary is not coming out of your mixer, but just normal play within the transmission, and perfectly OK. Before linking the beater to bowl clearance with the planetary gear ‘falling’, it would be much easier to first check the adjustment screw on the back of the pedestal to ensure that is properly adjusted.You don’t say how hold your mixer is, but I assume it is out of warranty. Do you still have your Instructions & Recipe Manual for your mixer?If not, you can easily download a PDF version of it from the KA website at: (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home). Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number, in your case, use KB26G1XN, and select the file that appear under Owners Manuals: KB26G1XGR5.pdf (2974.69 KB)and save it to your PC.Turn to Page 11 and you will find the instructions for adjusting the Beater to Bowl Clearance, which I have extracted for you below: Beater to Bowl Clearance Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so that the flat beater just clears the bottom of the bowl. If for any reason, the flat beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, clearance. Beater to Bowl Clearance: Your Stand Mixer is adjusted at the factory so the flat beater just clears the bottom of the bowl. If, for any reason, the flat beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, you can correct the clearance easily. 1. Unplug Stand Mixer. 2. Place bowl lift handle in down position. 3. Attach flat beater.
4. Adjust so flat beater just clears bottom surface of bowl when in lifted position by turning screw (A) clockwise to raise the bowl and counterclockwise to lower the bowl. Just a slight turn is all that is required: the screw will not rotate more than 1⁄4 turn (90 degrees) in either direction. (The full range of adjustment is 1⁄2 turn, or 180 degrees.) 5. Place bowl lift handle in up position to check clearance. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 if necessary. NOTE: When properly adjusted, the flat beater will not strike on the bottom or side of the bowl. If the flat beater or the wire whip is so close that it strikes the bottom of the bowl, coating may wear off the beater or wires on whip may wear. See second comment... Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA If this solution has been helpful, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln
Hi, KLOEHR, your beater will not lengthen by losing a screw.However, if you lost your Beater to Bowl Clearance adjustment screw, then it might appear that your beater had ‘grown’ because now the beater may be touching the bottom of your mixing bowl, where previously it had not.Simply said, the beater didn’t grow the mixer head drooped. You don’t say if you have a ‘tilt-head’ or a ‘bowl-lift' mixer, but you can easily download a PDF version of your Owners Manual from the KA website at: (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home). Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number (in your case, use KSM5PS)and select the last file listed that appear under Owners Manuals: KSM5PSWW0.pdf (2930.74 KB) and save that file to your PC.You’ll need to have Adobe Reader to be able to open it. Turn to Page 11 and you will find the instructions for adjusting the mixer head height.I have extracted the instructions below: Beater to Bowl Clearance Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so that the flat beater just clears the bottom of the bowl. If for any reason, the flat beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, clearance. Tilt-Head models • Unplug mixer. • Lift motor head.
• Turn screw (A) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater or clockwise (right) to lower flat beater. • Make adjustment with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl. If you over adjust the screw, the bowl lock lever may not lock into place.
Bowl-Lift models • Unplug mixer. • Place bowl lift handle in down position.
• Turn screw (B) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater and clockwise (right) to lower flat beater. •Make adjustments with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl. If you find the adjustment screw missing, you’ll need to replace it.But now you’ll need I hope this helps! –Howard, Burke, VA If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln
One thing many KitchenAid mixer owners complain about is that it's
difficult to scrape the bowl while the mixer is running. Because the
beater rotates around the inside of the bowl, and because the beater
doesn't actually touch the bowl, you have to stop the mixer frequently
to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are
Two companies have come up with fixes for that problem -- the
BeaterBlade+ and the SideSwipe.
They are available for most KA mixers.
Cook's Magazine tested both in January 2009 and liked the SideSwipe a
tad more than the BeaterBlade
because they thought it performed a little better on a particularly
heavy cookie dough, but one reviewer on another forum commented that
dough tends to bunch up on the SideSwipe's inner parts.
In any case, I have the BeaterBlade+, mainly because it was available
from Amazon for $30, no tax, free shipping, and I didn't feel like
driving around to find the other.
Both are made of very strong plastic and have silicone scrapers on the
edges of the blades. The scrapers do touch the bowl and thus provide a
constant scraping of the ingredients, assuring that everything gets
mixed in. I've found that I rarely have to stop the mixer, except to
make sure that the ingredients that cling to the beater itself are
Your beater to bowl clearance has come out of alignment. This can happen naturally over time and with normal use of the appliance. This is something you may correct from home using a flathead screwdriver.
Unplug the mixer, with the bowl and flat beater removed. Tilt the mixing head back as far as the machine will allow. In the exposed hinge, behind where the bowl would normally sit, you will see a 3/8 screw exposed. Turn this screw half a turn counterclockwise (to your left) in order to raise the flat beater from the bottom of the bowl.
This may take a few attempts until the beater is clearing the bottom of the bowl again. If the adjustment screw will no longer turn, do not force it. It is only designed to move so far to make the appropriate adjustment.
Be cautious. Raising the flat beater too high may leave dry ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
If further information is needed, I would advise you to contact Kitchenaid Customer Service. They may walk through this adjustment through you over the phone and can look into ordering replacement beaters for you also.
Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.
Sorry but this is not possible on this model (can not be adjusted) And just to let you know it is normal for the dough hook to sit higher then the other attachments!
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