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My artisan mixer is leaving black bits in my mix?
if its possible to separate out a few samples of the black bits and crush them against some white paper with your finger tip and make a mark on the paper , this is a sign that a few little devices inside your mixer are wearing down and coming off , there called brushes and there made from "carbon" that is only about the second most common element in the universe these tiny "brushes" are a part of your motor that runs your blender , but relax any qualified appliance repair center can install a new set of brushes and clean out the remnants of the old ones for a reasonable cost , im sure well less the cost of a new one then it's good to go for a long time of use again
Slide the locking lever toward the rear and lift up the head.
How is commercial cinnamon made?
It is possible some cheaper cinnamons are flavored sawdust. But after-all real cinnamon is the ground bark of a bush/tree. If you can't taste the difference what's the difference? I know the cinnamon Costco sells is cinnamon bark. If it really matters to you buy the bark / sticks and grind it yourself
Kitchenaid beater rubs bottom of the bowl
Your beater to bowl clearance has come out of alignment. This can happen naturally over time and with normal use of the appliance. This is something you may correct from home using a flathead screwdriver.
Unplug the mixer, with the bowl and flat beater removed. Tilt the mixing head back as far as the machine will allow. In the exposed hinge, behind where the bowl would normally sit, you will see a 3/8 screw exposed. Turn this screw half a turn counterclockwise (to your left) in order to raise the flat beater from the bottom of the bowl.
This may take a few attempts until the beater is clearing the bottom of the bowl again. If the adjustment screw will no longer turn, do not force it. It is only designed to move so far to make the appropriate adjustment.
Be cautious. Raising the flat beater too high may leave dry ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
If further information is needed, I would advise you to contact Kitchenaid Customer Service. They may walk through this adjustment through you over the phone and can look into ordering replacement beaters for you also.
Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.
12/17/2013 10:34:43 AM •
on Dec 17, 2013
Cant adjust flat beater so it wont hit the
all tilt head mixers pivot on a pin which goes thru the head and the base. This pin is held in in place with a screw which you can access from underneath the base. Try tightening the screw and see if that tightens up the the loose head.
If the looseness is in the gear head then the five screws which hold the top and bottom halves of the gearcase together. Remove the chrome ring by gently prying it off, then drive the pin out which goes thru the planetary housing and the shaft and drop the planetary housing to access the 5 (item 19) screws.http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208212010.pdf
Hinge pin came out from head of mixer and can't put it back..will only go through part way.
did you turn your mixer over and unscrew the set screw on the hinge shaft before trying to put back in? there is a small set screw that holds the hinge pin in place during normal operation. the screw sometimes comes loose and the shaft will vibrate out of it's normal operating position but when you try to push it back in the screw now stops the hinge shaft from going in, You have to turn the mixer upside down and look into the base cavity and you will see the set screw in the middle. Loosen first, return hinge shaft to normal operating position and the re tighten the setscrews, you can be firm with this screw, let us know if this helped
Kitchenaid Mixer head wobbles bad
The solution provided by luannej is useful only if your mixing attachment is striking the surface of the bowl. By adjusting the screw located at the junction of the head and base, you are actually controlling how far the head is allowed to tilt forward and, thus, the height of the attachment above the bottom of the bowl. Although the attachment striking the bottom of the bowl will lead to wobble (and noise!), it isn't usually the root cause of the wobble. In fact, the wobble may be causing the bowl strikes and adjusting the head height only hides the problem.
The head of the mixer is secured to the base by a large steel pin. Any play between the head and base comes from this hinge and its resulting tolerances. To "tighten" the sloppy tolerances causing your wobble, follow these steps: 1) Lock the mixer's head down and turn the entire mixer upside down. 2) Looking deep into the hollow base, find the small slotted set screw. This screw actually presses against the pin and takes up the slop between the head and pin. Note that this screw is not the large slotted screw I mentioned earlier visible when you tilt the head back. 3)Tighten the small set screw as much as you can. Your wobble should be greatly reduced or eliminated now. 4) Lastly, you may want to readjust the large screw controlling the head's tilt to optimize the distance between attachment and bowl. Hope this helps.
11/22/2011 12:35:02 AM •
on Nov 22, 2011
The wire whip hits the bow too much and makes a
open the head of the mixer and there is a screw just below the area where the head is attatched to the base of the mixer. turn the screw counter-clockwise about 1 turn, try the mixer and see if it still does it. if it does then turn the screw another 1 turn etc. until the scraping stops. hope this helps :)
How to attach a icecream maker KICA0WH to
After the bowl has been frozen you attach it to the base. Then you take the part your asking about and attach it where you would put a beater or whip. The trick is to make it spin and the notched part stay in the "center of the circle". You don't use the top front of the mixer. I had to practice without the bowl and beater bar to make sure I had it right.
The machine seems loose and it rocks. Also, the
About the machine rocks, the whole machine rocks or just the Head? If it is just the Head you may want to check to see if the set screw that holds the lock in place is still there or lose. The scress is located on the right side of the machine if you are looking straight at it in use. It is at the bottom of the head close to where the head attaches to the pedistool. If it is missing post back to this discussion and I will find the part # and place that you can purchase the part.
The second issue, the pasta attachment is not locking in properly. There is no way to ajust how the pasta attachment fits. I would try and return the attachment and exchange it for another as they are mass produced and may not have got the shaft down to the proper tolerances to fit.
I hope this helped and please post any other questions you have to this thread.
Thank you for choosinf FIxYa for your solution.
Overheat after grating cheese, make an awful noise
You are putting too much pressure and overloading (motor) the Mixer. Specially if you run it for long time.
Grating cheese is hard on mixers.
Let it rest and turn it back on, ON LOW and little or no load.
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