Originally Posted by Russellkhan
That is something you can adjust. I don't know exactly how to do it, but someone here will. Is your mixer a tilt head, or a bowl lift?
I got out my manual and read... then adjusted my own mixer. Not too hard :)
Here's the process:
Find the screw at the base of the mixer head (where the head is attached to the stand). Unplug the beast and tilt the head up to find the screw. A slight (1/4) clockwise (right) turn will lower the beater and go the other way to raise it.
- the adjustment screw is on the lower portion of the stand and the bowl will need to be in the down position to see it. Unplug mixer. To lower the beater adjust clockwise (right) and counter-clockwise to raise it again (1/4 turn increments).
Use the flat beater when making these adjustments and make certain that it just clears the bowl. If you've over corrected, the bowl may not lock properly in place, or you may hear the beater hit the sides or bottom of the bowl.
Make sure the beater doesn't hit the bowl!
Disclaimer: you are taking advice from a musician - not an appliance repair specialist. It's worth exactly what you paid for it :)