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Assemble and adjust a tilt head mixer

To Attach Bowl

  1.  Turn speed control to OFF.
  2. Unplug Stand Mixer or disconnect power.
  3. Tilt motor head back.
  4. Place bowl on silver metal bowl clamping plate.
  5. Turn bowl gently in clockwise direction, making sure handle or spout of glass bowls does not touch the back of the mixer base.
  6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

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To Remove Bowl

1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug Stand Mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Turn bowl counterclockwise

Attach flat beater, whire whip or dough hook

1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug Stand Mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Slip beater onto beater shaft and press upward as far as possible.
5. Turn beater to right, hooking beater over pin on shaft.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

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Remove flat beater, whire whip or dough hook

1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug Stand Mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Press beater upward as far as possible and turn left.
5. Pull beater from beater shaft.

Checking Clearance of the Bowl

Your Stand Mixer is adjusted at the factory so the Flat Beater just clears the bottom of the bowl. If, for any reason, the Flat Beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, you can correct the clearance easily.


1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug Stand Mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Turn screw (A) SLIGHTLY counterclockwise (left) to raise theFlat Beater or clockwise (right) to lower the Flat Beater.
5. Make adjustment so that the Flat Beater just clears the surface of the bowl. If you over adjust the screw, you may not be able to lock   the motor head when it is lowered.

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NOTE: When properly adjusted, the Flat Beater will not strike the bottom or side of the bowl. If the Flat Beater is too low and  it strikes the bowl, the coating may wear off the beater, or the wires on the whip may wear.

Signs that your mixer needs to be adjusted:

  • Ingredients on the bottom of the bowl are not being incorporated  means the beater is too high.
  • Head not locking into place means the beater is too high.
  • White flat beater is chipping on the bottom means the beater is too low.

VIDEO:  Adjusting the Beater to Bowl Clearance (Dime Test)

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