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I make sure that the hole in the shaft is going to be in alignment with the hole in the planetary before offering the planetary up. Once it's on as far as it wants to go I encourage the planetary up as much as possible with a soft face mallet. Once you have it up that far you can normally see the beginning of the shaft hole if you look into the planetary hole. I have a thin very pointed stainless steel scriber that tapers all the way from pin size to the size of the hole. For me it's just then a matter of jiggling it about to with the scriber to make the 2 holes line up.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018


For a true buttercream containing egg yolks, cookbook writer and instructor Rose Levy Beranbaum has some useful recipes.

Bamix 39120... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018


Defective or broken retaining latch

Food Mixers | Answered on Sep 16, 2018


Hand blenders have nylon gears in them so it will require a light grease. Use white lithium grease. Any petroleum based grease with degrade the composition of the gears, causing them to soften and the teeth to wear out or even strip.

Food Mixers | Answered on Sep 16, 2018


Where do you see the visible sparking?? There are two places in the mixer where this could / should happen. One is at the brushes where they meet the commutator on the armature of the motor. I don't think you can see that place during operation unless you have the rear cover off and know just how and where to look down the tube of the motor head. The second place is at the rear of the machine at the copper contacts on the speed control switch. You can see in the machine during operation at this location. You should not be overly concerned about this...unless...you are seeing constant arcing, then you need a new speed control switch as the resistance (amount of metal to conduct the electric current) between the contacts is worn down. This will cause a constant arc and will eventually wear down and then freeze closed and ...Walla! the mixer will not work any more and it can short out the rest of the electrical in the mixer. So; if you are seeing short intermittent sparks at the rear of the machine , well no worries, if it is constant then replace the speed control switch if it is anywhere else it is an electrical short and that can be very dangerous indeed. Tell us where you are seeing the sparks...and we can FixYa.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 15, 2018


Defective speed selection switch

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Sep 15, 2018


Really odd, but could the motor be running in revere? I'm sure there would be no way you could set this to happen but it does sound like instead of screwi g the dough down, it is screwing it up.

Food Mixers | Answered on Sep 14, 2018


Fixya does not sell mixiing blades.

Food Mixers | Answered on Sep 07, 2018


Here are the steps repeated from bove with photos
  1. Unplug machine from power
  2. Pry of the dome shaped cover at the back - putting a flathead screwdriver under it witll work, note the plastic prongs on the inside of it below10_23_2012_11_25_02_pm.jpg
  3. Get a couple of screwdrivers to hold out th e prongs on the speed control ring and then prise it of by intserting a srewdiver in front of the ring
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  5. Now you can tighten the nut on the vertical bolt at the lower inside of the mixer using a small screwdriver to push the nut around till it is tight and then add some loctite (or nail polish) to stop it coming undone.
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  7. The tilt mechanism should now work. To reassemble align the off indicator on the top of the machine with the OFF on the speed control ring and push it back on. Push on the dome shaped cover and you are finished.

Sunbeam 2353... | Answered on Sep 06, 2018

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