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Tilting too much

The metal rod that holds the mixer head in place seems to have FALLEN OUT, and I can't figure out how to get it back in. When I turn the mixer on without it, there's too much vibration. The thing tilts all the way back without its!!!

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  • littlejj Dec 30, 2007

    I, too, am having difficulty replacing the rod that holds the mixer together - i have tried hammering it all the way through, but that doesn't work.  What a ridiculous design concept - I don't understand why this rod even comes out??

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    the head is leaning to far forward and the beaters are grinding on the bottom on the bowl. Could this be the same problem?



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I had this same problem. so i wented to the kitchenaid website and looked up the user manuel. it said to adjust the screw that is in the middle of the hinge part between the head and the stand. you can only see it if the head is lifted. you have to turn it counter clockwise to raise the head and clockwise to lower it until the flat mixing head just clears the bottom of the bowl. i hope this helps and it is clear enough to understand

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I noticed a small screw that can not be seen unless you remove the pin and turn the head over. This little screw may come a bit loose and if that happens the pin can loosen. Design is a bit lame but I found that by slightly tighten the screw . .. not to much since it will prevent you from pushing pin through . . . it will slow the pin from sliding out as quickly. Still slides outward over use but less.

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