Question about Food Mixers
Try harder, the screw needs to go back in. The screw is the head height adjuster, nothing else is going to fix it.
Posted on Dec 31, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: beater too low-will not lock
I would check the bottom of the beater blades to see if they are out of shape.,or is the base of the mixer raised somehow to cause this problem
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
OLSONRENEE7- Sorry to hear about your mixer. You don't mention the model number, but I'm assuming you have a tilt head mixer, and the metal dowel you found came out of the bottom of the pedestal. Is that correct? If your anwer is yes, then that metal dowel is the pin hinge that your mixer head pivots around going from the up to the down position when mixing.
The inspection and troubleshooting of this problem is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the correct Part List manual around. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, and then select Parts List file. You can check the page titled "Base and Pedestal Unit", and look for the part similar to the part you found. Normally this part should not come out during normal mixer use, so I suspect you may require new one.
As far as parts go, here are four potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com. Prices for the same part vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping. Good luck, I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Hi DENAULTR, I hate it when that happens. Those two “screws”’ are your mixer’s electric motor brushes. The slotted black threaded plastic parts are just the Brush Holder Caps and are the protective covers to the brush holder assemblies. They allow access to the brushes when they need to be replaced without having to take the whole mixer head apart.
From what you’ve described, I suspect that one or both of the brushes is (are) not seated properly when you reinstalled them. The brushes need to be installed so that they both seat correctly on the armature's commutator or you won’t get any ‘juice’ to the motor. See the illustration below:
I'd suggest removing them again and making sure the concave contact face rests completely on the armature’s commutator. If you've turned it 90 degrees too much, it won’t seat properly and you get no power to the motor.
It would also be helpful to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM50P (Your K5SS mixer falls within this manual), and select the first file KSM50P.pdf (438.31 KB) listed under Parts List (4) and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 6 & 7, titled “Motor And Control Parts”, which provides an exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer’s electrical components, along with all the part names and numbers. Locate Illus No 47, Brush holder assembly that includes Illus. Nos. #28, 32, 33, 34, & 46, and Illus. No. 29, Brush & Spring assembly respectively.
The Parts List illustration along with the picture above regarding the orientation of the brushes should get your mixer powered back up and operational. Good luck! I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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Posted on Feb 26, 2010
SOURCE: mixer head loose
Referring to the diagram on:
Remove the screw, item 22, to remove the trim band around the mixer. This will reveal 4 screws which hold the top cover on. Remove the screws and lift the top off. Find all the screws which hold the gearhead in place and tighten them all. If you want to make the fix a permanent one put some thread-loc compound on each screw and tighten it.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
SOURCE: KichenAid mixer parts problem
has a diagram of the locking mechanism item 9. The screw you removed was probably item 8. Look at the parts and you should be able to figure out how to get it back together.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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