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Mixer bowl is stuck can not remove

5 QT kitchen artisan KSM150PSER

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  • jlsb Sep 08, 2008

    The same thing happend to mine yesterday. I'm thinking of putting grease, like maybe shortening.... to make it easier to dislodge.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I cannot dislodge the bowl. I feel like taking a rolling pin to it. Here I am ready to make pie dough for Thanksgiving and I can't do it with this expensive piece of junk.

  • ChristopherT Nov 27, 2008

    We're mixing sweet potatos and our bowl is stuck too. I've wrapped a hammer in a wash cloth and tried hammering it out to no avail.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    This happened to me twice in recent weeks. It was just by pure luck that I managed to free the bowl. The cause of this problem may be explained in the following review I just read on an internet blog:

    It's still a great mixer but I was disappointed as the quality control is not what it used to be...apparently when they were making the bowl there was some flaw in machining the bottom threads of the bowl that screws into the base plate. Everytime I've used it, the only way to keep the bowl from becoming so tightly jammed into the base plate that it impossible for me to remove the bowl myself. I had never had this problem before and then a friend who had to help me remove the bowl pointed out that the threads on either the bowl or the base plate were defective.

    UPDATE: I called KitchenAid Customer Service and they promptly sent a replacement for the bottom plate...glad I bought KitchenAid because while there was a mistake in machining this item they were really "on the ball" in terms of getting it fixed. Works GREAT now.

  • TheNeedlewom Jan 28, 2009

    Unable to resist the yellow KitchenAid mixer because it matches my new cabinets, I bought the Artisan model. In over 48 years of marriage, I have enjoyed 3 other KitchenAids, all with bowls that lift. Never have I had a problem with a KitchenAid - until now. The bowl either gets stuck or proves difficult to remove. A new base has not helped. The suggestion to place ice cubes in the bowl makes little sense since the idea is to be able to remove the contents of the bowl. Do we really need to keep a hammer in our utensil drawer? Isn't the idea of these appliances to simplify the preparation of our meals?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    When my bowl became totally jammed, I went right to the big guns and sprayed a little WD40 at the base/bowl juncture and waited a few minutes. Popped right out!

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I got this as a wedding gift and want to make cookies for my sister's baby shower, can't do it! This is ridiculous!!!

  • monopril
    monopril Aug 20, 2012

    Marsha from SC OMG my mixing bowl got stuck with the dough in it. I called Kitchen Aid and they told me to wrap base with warm towel for 10 minutes. It did not work!!!


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I found a solution at It says the bowl locks in the same direction as the rotating mixer moves, so slap the bowl with your hand a few times in the opposite direction, and then take vegetable oil and using a cotton swab line the groove of the bowl. Let it soak a bit, and then slap the bowl again and push it hard counterclockwise.

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    I tried several solutions that didn't work but this one worked like a charm!!!


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I sprayed nonstick spray around the base, left it for a couple minutes, then the bowl came off very easily.

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Try this solution I've read somewhere online. It worked for me, I hope it does for you too.

Put ice cubes in the mixing bowl. The cold will make the bowl contract a bit. Then with your palm, tap the underside of the bowl (in a clockwise direction) a couple of times to help dislodge it.

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I used olive oil on the base (between the bowl and the machine) and took a hammer and gently tapped it on the bottom of the handle counterclockwise. It didn't dent the handle and the bowl pops right out.

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