20 Most Recent KitchenAid Pasta Roller / Cutter Set Questions & Answers

Luckily, I have two manual noodle makers, the same brand..with opposite working rollers ...so, using the two units at once, is going to work for me...heck man, I just bought the darn thing last month from ebay...
I thought that maybe just maybe I had a piece of floured crap, causing the cog or gear to stick..


KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Jun 14, 2017

The "brass input shaft" is designed to break in the event of too much torque being applied; it acts as a shear pin. For safety considerations, I would be careful what I used to replace the shear bolt/shaft. Failure of the shear bolt is necessary to prevent more serious damage to either: 1) the mixer, 2) the pasta attachment, and perhaps most importantly 3) the object stuck in the pasta attachment (think of ingested clothing, hair, fingers, etc). Unfortunately, KitchenAid refuses to supply replacement shear bolts (and I couldn't get an answer as to why); however, they seem pretty good about replacing the attachment under warranty. But logic dictates that a part, such as a shear pin, that is designed to fail, will have a high probability of breaking long after the warranty period has expired. To that end, I have machined a bunch of spare shear bolts to the same physical dimensions as the original part out of 5/16" brass hex stock. I would consider making some available to others in need at a nominal fee.

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Hi, you may have a broken shear shaft. Here is a link to replace it.


It also comes with instruction on how to replace it.

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014

Here's my solution. I purchased an 8mm zinc-plated brass hex standoff from http://www.mcmaster.com (part number 92080A053). It is 25mm in length and has internal threads for an M4 screw. It fit perfectly into the nylon gear plug without modification. I had a colleague from work bore out a hole with his drill press (removing the internal threads) and turn down the exterior with a lathe to create a weak spot (mechanical fuse). See the attached image for the finished product. It doesn't match the original dimensions exactly but it is close and will suffice. You don't necessarily have to do the extra machining work if you don't have access to that equipment, but as jeffrey_w325 states in his post, this part is supposed to be the weak link and fail first. If you don't machine the part down, just be extra careful when using the pasta attachment. Good luck!4_3_2012_1_04_19_am.jpg

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014

Hi, here is a complete solution to fix your broken kitchen pasta attachment shear shaft.


KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014

These are notorious for the issue! If you can find a machine shop or maybe someone that repairs machines, such as a sewing machine, they may be able to adjust it. It just cannot be done by a regular unskilled person. Good Luck!

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014

You probably have a slipped gear. It happens quite often on that machine. A machinist or, believe it or not, a mechanic can probably fix it and save you replacing it.

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Jan 27, 2014

The others had good solutions but I thought I would add mine as well.
I put vegetable oil on both outer edges of a folded paper towel that fits the entire width in the narrower roller settings of the machine. I run it through 3-4 times as if it were a piece of dough. It takes away the squeaking.....at least until it is needed again.

KitchenAid Pasta... | Answered on Oct 06, 2013

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