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There is a pin that holds the head of the mixer to the base. While mixing, the pin worked it's way out and now I can't get it back through the hole. What can the problem be? It just looks like a matter if lining it up and sliding it in.

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May be a nick or worn spot on pin,not allowing it to set properly.Check pin & hole for deformities

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There is a flat-head height adjust screw to control clearance between spatula and bottom of bowl visible from head-back position- leave it alone. There is a headless set screw visible when mixer is upside down to hold the pivot pin secure. This must be loostened with long-shaft flat screwdriver to remove the pivot pin for head removal if necessary ---avoid removing the pin if possible.

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The solution provided by luannej is useful only if your mixing attachment is striking the surface of the bowl. By adjusting the screw located at the junction of the head and base, you are actually controlling how far the head is allowed to tilt forward and, thus, the height of the attachment above the bottom of the bowl. Although the attachment striking the bottom of the bowl will lead to wobble (and noise!), it isn't usually the root cause of the wobble. In fact, the wobble may be causing the bowl strikes and adjusting the head height only hides the problem.

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