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I have a kitchenaid professional HD mixer from Costco (5qt) and the beater barely reaches to the cream so i can't whip it. Is there an adjustment I can make to raise the bowl?

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To raise the bowl there is a handel on the right side you need to pull it up in a counter clockwise motion. You can also get the manual here on link below. On page 5 it will tell you how to raise the bowl. I looked on Costco site and this is the mixer. If this is not mixer please give me model # so I can help you more.

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%209706634.pdf

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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    william_balo Oct 30, 2012

    Jyackle5, I love you. The model number on my mixer has no manual on their site and you found it, and posted it on here. Thanks thanks thanks.

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