Lemonkerdz was once a baker by profession. Now she enjoys baking at home for family and friends.
Problem of loose hinge pin on my KitchenAid stand mixer?
I bought my KitchenAid stand mixer as a refurbished model. I chose a gray one and were amazed i was sent the one i actually wanted "Brushed Steel Metalic" at a fraction of the cost from online or a store as new.
Although refurbished it was brand new and looked like it must only have had the box changed. That was over 7 years ago and it still looks and works as the day it arrived.
My only problem i have with the mixer is that the hinge pin on the head keeps working loose causing the head containing the motor to move around. I thought it was because my machine was a refurb, but after investigating it seems a common problem that any KitchenAid owner could face. So even if you don't experience this problem now, please read on so that when it does happen you won't worry that your machine is breaking and it can be fixed in less than 5 mins.
Loose hinge pin but an easy fix.
First of all lay down a cloth on your counter top to protect the counter and the coating on your stand mixer.
Tools: All you will need is a flat head screwdriver and a soft cloth to clean down your machine afterward.
How do I fix it?: Just lay down your mixer on its side to allow you to look up the base of your machine and it should look like the image below.
Make sure the hinge pin is slotted into place. You may want to take the opportunity to clean the underside and rubber feet while in this position.
Look for the center screw as shown in the images below and tighten as far as it will go without overtightening, remember you can always follow the instructions again if you find its still too loose.
That's it your done!!
Seriously! you are finished it is that simple and quick. Just put your machine upright and give it a polish and care that it deserves.
Now make some dough without the head bouncing around.