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Cannot remove the flexi beater

KM C510 unit. Used the flexi beater for the first time (previously used the stainless steel bowl tools without a problem....K-beater and balloon whisk. Have switched off and unplugged and raised and locked the head. Flexi beater will not budge.

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I have read on other posts that it is the nut at the top of the beater that is causing the problem. You need to rotate it downwards toward the beater in order to have sufficient room to push and rotate the beater out. This didn't work for me, nor did attempting to remove the whole plate by undoing the lug beside the beater insert. Now that I have worn the lug and the nut I cannot get it repaired at a Kenwood service specialist as I have attempted the repair myself.
My advice is to go straight to a professional. Whatever they charge it will be cheaper than being stuck with a machine you can only use some of the time and have to replace!

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

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Push the whisk attachment post up into the mixer, turn counter-clockwise and it should lock into position.

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SOURCE: replacement stainless steel mixing bowl

Hi,

I have the spare part number for the bowl.

KW638821 - bowl - polished - stainless steel
KW672487 - with handles bowl - mirror finish

try to find a store near you to get one.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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The model number doesn't really exist other than the fact that the stainless steel bowl is available for just about every Chef made. My own KM300 has a stainless steel bowl for example that came as standard - it however is the same bowl you can order from Kenwood or EBay under the A701/A901 model - all bowls from Kenwood can be fitted on the Chef model with the exception of the Major model which is a larger and taller machine.

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I have one plastic bowl that I will sell to you for $40 you can contact me on nazak_k @ yahoo.com

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