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Mixer runs, but will not turn beater.

Here's what happened. My wife dropped a chop blade out of a chopper into the bowl while it was mixing. The mixer stopped by her turning it off or on its own. Removing the blade, the mixer will not spin the beater. I think it broke some teeth on gears inside. Have not looked to be sure.
Is this easy to fix and can you get the new gears if that is the problem?

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You are correct, in the mixer head above the attachment hub is a gearbox, and there is a fiber gear meant to do just that should something similar happen, it can be replaced, I don't know price, but if you are careful, and fair mechanically, it is a straight forward replacement.

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If your bowl is seating properly, the next thing to look at is your Beater to Bowl Clearance. The instructions are located in your Owners Instructions manual that came with your mixer. If your lacking one, you can easily download a PDF version of your Owners Manual from the KA website at: (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).
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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.
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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 14 turn (90 degrees) in either direction. (The full range of adjustment is 12 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.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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• Unplug mixer.
• Place bowl lift handle in down position.
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• Turn screw (B) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flatbeater and clockwise (right) to lower flat beater.
•Make adjustments with flat beater, so it just clears surface ofbowl.

I hope this helps! –Howard, Burke, VA
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