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Flat blade stuck on KA stand mixer

Cannot get blade off!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    kitchen aid stand mixer is stuck

  • chipcari Jan 26, 2009

    Can't remove paddle attachment. Mixer works fine--just can't use dough hook or whisk now.

  • dawn11760 Feb 22, 2009

    I am having same problem - can't remove paddle -- help?

  • mrscollie Mar 27, 2009

    Can't get the dough hook off the mixer.  It is stuck.

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Using one of the bowls, filled it with hot water up to the shaft and where the paddle is hooked up. Using a cotton cloth, wrap it around the paddle and shaft, let it soak for 30 to 40 min. After 30 min, twist the paddle back and forth to loosen up whatever got stuck inside the shaft and paddle. Put a little of mineral oil so that the paddle will be easily remove and it will just slide out from the shaft. 

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • litap May 18, 2012

    Hello, and THANK YOU for this solution! My paddle attachment was stuck to my Kitchenaid Artisan mixer and nothing I would do would budge it! I soaked it as you suggested with a rag wrapped around the paddle and shaft, left it for an hour.

    I was TOTALLY AMAZED when it moved when I twisted it, and came off with no problem!

    From now on I will keep it immaculately clean! Learnt my lesson, that's for sure!

    You are an angel!

    Pastry chef in Sydney...who now knows better!

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Worked with a little extra engineering. Soaked mine for an hour. Tilted it up, took a potholder (thick one), placed at bottom point of the paddle. Took a hammer and tapped lightly to loosen. When paddle began to rise, started to turn. Had to pull pretty hard to get it off once it was unlocked. In any case, it worked and saved my sanity.

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The Mar 11, 2009 solution to the KA flat paddle blade stuck WORKED!!!!! Our KA had a stuck blade for many years till I found this solution. I soaked the paddle blade and shaft in its mixer bowl filled to brim with hot water and a rag wrapped around the shaft just like the solution suggested and waited 2 hours just so it soaked well. Viloa! Off came the paddle!!! And it now works like it should, all attchments go on and off easily. Definetely the BEST Solution, thanks! 11-28-09 Delirious in Denver

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