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Paddle beater won't push up and turn to release

The paddle mixes fine, then when I go to remove it, it won't push up. The spring seems fine. I had to use a hammer to make it go up and a screwdriver to make it move over. I have a lift head standard KitchenAid 5 qt. mixer. The mixer is four years old. I use it a few times a month.

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When you are able to remove the paddle, feel the opposite side of the spindle. It should be smooth. The pin should not stick out the back at all. Carefully, tap it in until it is even with the spindle. That will fix you up, unless the pin itself is also damaged. If so, get a small file and remove any burrs from where the paddle mounts.

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