How do you get the planitary pin out of a kitchenaid mixer?
What model is your mixer? How old is your mixer? I hate this problem most of all and it is at the beginning of every mixer fix. in the worst situations I have had to drill it out and replace the planetary and center shaft, I have used a torch which is a good solution except that it trashes the finish, the easiest way is to use a drift punch that will go all the way through the center shaft and a non metallic hammer, turn the mixer on it's side on some towels, find something to put under the mixer to support it so that you do not break the locking handle or the speed switch handle. the n as straight as you can start tapping the pin. I have found some pins actually broken inside and took forever to get out, some bent from being driven in too hard, some have the ends banged out of shape creating a lip that will not drive through the shaft, i usually start with any punch that is smaller than the pin shaft opening to get started, then when the pin is driven in enough to get the drift punch in without hitting the out side finish of the planetary i drive the pin out and yet it may require a good tap especially if the pin is bent inside, try both ends before you try getting brutal with it. one end may go smoother than the other especially if a lip has been created on one end and not the other. I hope this helps. let us know.
Feb 21, 2013 |
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