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Why does the paddle attachment not reach the bottom of the bowl? After I put my ingredients in the bowl and raise the bowl the paddle doesn't even touch the ingredients.

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SOURCE: Paddle Scraping - KitchenAid Professional 600

There is an adjustment screw and a system for setting it. You can find a video of it here (or just a ton of people who know all about these mixers). I just found it while trying to troubleshoot the same problem for my wifes mixer.

http://forum.kitchenaid.com/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=196

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SOURCE: KitchenAid 575 Professional Mixer

Read the instruction manual. There is a screw to adjust the beater height, it is where the mixer joins to the stand.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: attachments do not reach the bottom of bowl when mixing

http://www.kitchenaid.com/custserv/faq.jsp?sectionId=222#troubleshooting

This is the FAQ from the Kitchen Aid website. It explains very well how to make the necessary adjustments under the question: My flat beater, wire whip and dough hook are scraping against the bottom of the bowl when I use my mixer. How can I fix this?

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: beaters don't reach the bottom of the bowl

There is an adjuster on the model I own - the KSM50... It is a tiny little silver screw at the base of the motor between the screws that mount the bowl mover to the stand. Screwing to the left makes the bowl lower and turning to the right makes the bowl higher. I just adjusted mine. Note - just a slight turn can make a difference, but my screw was SO TIGHT- I had to ask my husband to do it. Plus, it is located in a difficult area for some screwdrivers to fit into. He got mine to budge and now my clearance of beater to bowl ratio is perfect.

:) Hope it works for ya,

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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If it is a tilt head mixer then adjust the screw which can be seen by tipping the head back and looking into the pivot point. Turn the screw CCW to raise the head and prevent the paddle from hitting the bottom of the bowl.

If it is a lift bowl mixer there is an adjusting screw on the frame of the stand behind the bowl holder mechanism. It rurns a cam which adjusts the height of the mixer.
See pg. 13 of the owners manual for bowl height adjustment procedure:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%209707917.pdf

clockwise to lower the head and counterclockwise to raise the head for more clearance for the beaters.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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