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The head, on which the mixer is attached, is dipping down too low

When I mix things, the head goes so far down that the mixer part is hitting the bottom of the bowl and scraping it.

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HI. You may have asked your question in the wrong mixer category. The following link describes the Kitchenaid mixer at this heading. If this is not your mixer, try again. If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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