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Bowl Not Secure in Base Plate - Tilt-head Mixer

Possible Solutions

Is the bowl worn?

Check the base of the bowl to see if the "bumps" all seem intact or if any of them are pushed in. If the bumps are not intact, the bowl will need to be replaced.

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Is the base plate worn?

Check the base plate to see if the "bumps" that lock into the bowl base are intact or if they look worn. If the bumps are not intact, the base plate will need to be replaced.

Are you using the correct speed?

Are you using speed two only for making bread? If you knead bread at a higher speed, the force and weight of the dough can cause the bowl to unlock.

Does the beater need to be adjusted? 

As part of routine maintenance, it is essential to check that the beater is neither too high nor too low.

  • If it is too low, it can press into the bowl, and cause undue pressure on the bowl, which can cause the bowl to unlock.
  • If it is too high, the lock on a tilt head mixer may not fully lock, and the head may wobble.

CLICK HERE to view a video on how to adjust the beater height.

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