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Hi Guys, here's my problem - How to lower the whisk on a KitchenAid KSM90? My whisk is not close enough to the bowl. Thanks so much, Helen

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Ok firstly if you have a stand mixer with the lift bowl you have to put a dime on the side of the bowl at the base and see how much clearence is needed to be taken away. if the dime gets moved the mixer is ok. if not take off the flat beater, take out the bowl, and look at the back of the stand. just below the motor about 2 inches you will see a screw. turn it to the left a quarter of a turn. dont over adjust do it slowly. if you have the one that you tilt the head back on do the same thing with the screw up to you get to the adjusting part. the screw will be in a different spot on those mixers. it is located in the neck of the mixer. it is right in the area that tilts back. the dime shouldnt fly around the bowl it should just gently get tapped. and never use the wisk when adjusting always use the flat attachment. and always adjust slowly never over adjust.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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    CJ C May 05, 2008

    forgot to mention the tilt back type you have to turn the screw to the right not to the left like you do on the bowl lift type.

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