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Old 09-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #11
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I have the same problem with the KA. Mine is free floating, has no threads, is just a smooth round bar that moves around. I just keep an eye on it and whack it around if it gets too far out of line. So lock-tite is not a solution for me. Please post a response if you give them a ring.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:13 PM   #12
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Well, I took a look and although mine is a lot older than yours I am sure we are talking about the same thing. This is a piece of metal about 1/2" in diameter (maybe not quite that big) with smooth ends--right? I turned mine over and indeed there is a screw in there that I have never touched nor knew was there for the 40 years I have had this!!
Mine will wiggle out a bit from time to time but I have always just bonked it back in with a hammer! You can lift up a bit on the mixer head to take some of the weight off of it when you "bonk" it, if you want.
If this is what you are talking about I honestly do not think it is a problem--or I can say, I have never considered it to be a problem. ;o)
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:16 PM   #13
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Now I have a sudden urge to go turn my KA mixer upside down.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:21 PM   #14
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Now I have a sudden urge to go turn my KA mixer upside down.
hahah
I can see you all heading for the kitchen to turn your KA's on their heads.

Yes it is that screw, I tighten it up and it lasts about a week before it starts to come loose again. As I use it every day for making bread it becomes a nuisance
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:54 PM   #15
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You shouldn't need to do that, Dave... I'd ask them to replace the whole kit and kaboodle!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:01 PM   #16
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I think you might be right June, I will give them a ring in the morning.
Got to go C will be home in a minute
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:11 PM   #17
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I have had a Kitchen Aid for a number of years and so far nothing like that has heppened to mine.

Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:25 PM   #18
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hahah
I can see you all heading for the kitchen to turn your KA's on their heads.
Will someone please snap apic of this piece and post it? I am at work and cannot get to my mixer!
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:18 AM   #19
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That bad hu.

June I had a word with KA this morning, and they said they would take it back and fix it. I just need to get the paperwork together.
Trouble is, you know what we have been doing here at "Shambles" it is just a case of finding the right box
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:58 PM   #20
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I thought I had the only KA that does that. The rod comes loose alot and I am always checking on it and putting it back in. What will they do to fix it, and do you have to mail it back to them?
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