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Hello. I can't remove the blade from the shaft. How am I able to do this. I was using it and the blade lifted up during mixing.

I pushed the blade back down and continued mixing and then it lifted up again. It still works and the blade still goes around, but I cannot remove the bowl, as I cannot remove the blade. I have pulled very hard but to no avail. What can I do.

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Shaft should be free for rotation that is ok.
Blade will come off with determined force of pull make sure grasp blade with towel to prevent injury to the fingers.

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Here is a link to the instruction manual:

Quick summary:

Tilt back the head of your mixer. Look at the joint between the head/body of the mixer. A flat-head (standard) screw will now be visible. Turn this screw counter-clockwise to raise the attachments, clockwise to lower them. Don't turn the screw too much, it is pretty sensitive.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: the attachments move up on the shaft

There is a retaining clip part number 9703680 illus no 25 on pg 5 of this part diagram that part slip down the shaft on my mixer. I use a pair retain clip pliers to put back in place in the grove on the shaft and was back in business. if the clip is not on the shaft then you need to get a new one.

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You can't fix that: the parts have been produced this way - the manufacturing has been of a low quality, with excessive tolerances. If it's very annoying you could add yourself a plastic shim - of your creation - on the inside of the slider, but this is just a kludge for which you will have to completely dismantle it.

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SOURCE: Dough blade is scraping the

If you're still having this problem, here's what I did a few minutes ago that fixed it. Lift the head, then turn the screw that connects the head to the base to the left. You're basically unscrewing it. That screw regulates how high or low the beater is. Unscrew it a little at a time, and lower the head and try to lock after each turn. The head will gradually get in a more locked position. Keep turning the screw till the head finally locks in all the way. Read the "beater to bowl clearance" section in the manual.

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To do this, the whole planetary news to be removed. Use a light hammer and 5/32" pin punch to drive out the pin holding the planetary in place. Then use two flat-blade screwdrivers placed on opposite spots under the planetary and push down on the screwdriver's handles. This will force the planetary up and off the central drive shaft.

Now you can remove the agitator drive shaft which is held on (depending upon the age of your mixer) by a screw or ring atop the gear at the end of the shaft.

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I cannot remove the flat mixing blade, after mixing cake. It has never happened before, just doesn't move up down or sideways! it seems completely locked.

The blade sounds like it's jammed somehow perhaps simply with some food matter.
Ensure the mixer is not plugged in then try removing the bowl, locking the mixer in the down position and pushing up hard on the blade to try and dislodge it. If it comes free and lifts up then try wiggling and rotating it normally off the mount.
Sometimes with use the attachments can become slightly warped requiring more force to lift them before rotating off the mount.
I once used my own Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook attachment to make a whole wheat bread dough. When I was done the hook was a bit bent from the hearty dough. There was also some flour in the mount causing it to jam. Removing the hook attachment proved difficult but not imposable.
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Yes they can be tricky! The blade or dough blade/beater will always have this problem. I dont know of a "manufactured" way to remove this. However a flat screw driver that is carefully inserted into the opening at the base will remove it. With the codder pin positioned so the shaft and pin are going through the same direction of the opening of the attachment. Simply pul down on the attachment.I WOULD RECCOMEND TOWELS TO PUT ON THE MIXER BASE, since there is quite often alot of force need to remove them. This is is probably a good thing since you wouldnt want the attachment to come oof during operation. Hope this helps.


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Even though I clean and now have started to spray silicone on the end, the paddles and etc. get stuck and are hard to remove. What can I do to stop this?

Hi GMVLAHOS. Sorry to hear about your difficulties with removing your mixing blades. By the description of the symptoms, I think that the ‘groove pin’ (the pin sticking out from the agitator shaft that locks your blade onto the shaft) has loosened and shifted out or bent (or both) and this may be the cause of your difficulty in removing your mixing tools.
The ‘groove’ pin is supposed to be tightly fitted to the agitator shaft but it is possible, over time and use, that it has loosened and shifted or bent to the point that the mixing blades ‘appear’ to be stuck and doesn’t come off easily. A quick inspection of the agitator shaft as well as the blade attachment wells can confirm the diagnosis.
Inspect the opposite side of the groove pin hole on the agitator shaft. The end of the groove pin should be flush (or very nearly flush) with exterior of the agitator shaft. If there is a significant space then the groove pin has started to come free from the agitator shaft. The groove pin will still remain in place but the clearances between the pin and the blades may be reduced to zero, making the blades ‘stick’ when you try to remove them.
Also check the blade and see if there might be some additional scouring inside the attachment well where the groove pin contacts the blade when you mount or remove the blade.
How can you fix this? If you are DITY type person and feel adventurous, and if the groove pin does not look bent then a couple of light blows with a small hammer and punch should drive the pin back home tight. If the pin looks bent, then you would need to replace it. To remove the groove pin, you’ll need a small diameter punch (smaller than the diameter of the groove pin) to drive the pin from the agitator shaft.
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Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled: Case, Gearing And Planetary Unit for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate Illus. No. 21, Groove pin in Illus No. 26, Agitator Shaft Assembly. The groove pin is what needs to be replaced.
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