I am having a problem with my mixer. The nut will not stay tight where the beater goes in. When you turn on the mixer it won't rotate. I think I might need new gears. I bought this mixer in 1982. Can you help me find parts for it?
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the head gears are not engaging properly
could be the selector knob or stripped gears
get a quote from an appliance repair shop but if the mixer has a few years on ti then it will probably turn out cheaper to get a new one
I have read on other posts that it is the nut at the top of the beater that is causing the problem. You need to rotate it downwards toward the beater in order to have sufficient room to push and rotate the beater out. This didn't work for me, nor did attempting to remove the whole plate by undoing the lug beside the beater insert. Now that I have worn the lug and the nut I cannot get it repaired at a Kenwood service specialist as I have attempted the repair myself. My advice is to go straight to a professional. Whatever they charge it will be cheaper than being stuck with a machine you can only use some of the time and have to replace!
I fixed mine (my wife's). Kitchenaid 3-Speed Hand Mixer KHM3WH. Here's how I did it. This is a pretty old mixer. My wife bought it at a thrift store for $1. She brought it home, we found the beaters and whisk beaters on eBay. Paid $34.00 for both sets of beaters, but when we received them we found they would not stay in the mixer. Oh we also bought the alternative/replacement beaters from Sears, parts online. I don't think those will work with my fix. However with some $0.92 rubber washers from Lowe's and a heavy duty paperclip I fixed the mixer, and it works flawlessly. Maybe some stainless steel wire would be a better, more permanent fix.
each have adjustable heights. to adjust the height you need to loosen
the bolt at the top with a 14mm spanner. If the bolt was loose when it
was being used then it can get too short and not leave enough clearance
between the bolt and the machine in order to push up and turn to release
the implement. If this happens take the open ended spanner, grasp the
implement and rotate the spanner clockwise (when looking up at the
machine from below. Once the nut is loose rotate the implement until
there is enough clearance to remove it normally.
I couldn't remove the K-Beater as when I tried to turn it the whole mechanism turned with it. I couldn't even remove the splashguard! I was going to take it to the Kenwood factory (a few miles from home) but then I thought I'd give it one more go and this is what I did...
Next to where the K-Beater attaches in the middle of the circular plate is a lug with a pointed-shape bolt on the end. Remove this with a spanner and the beater plus gear cog can be removed.
Place some mole grips or wide pliers on a worktop and sit the cogged gear in to it and grip so that it won't turn.
Now you should be able to remove the K-Beater!
Perhaps someone can suggest how to stop it happening again. I haven't attached anything since but will update this post if I have any other helpful tips.
Try turning the beater in the reverse direction to the direction it normally turns - clockwise looking at the beater (I think), this should make the shaft pins ride up on some cams which should release the beater.