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Old 09-28-2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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There must be an answer to this.
On my Kitchen Aid there is a stainless steel rod between the top and bottom half of the the mixer that keeps coming loose. I have to keep inverting the machine and tightening the screw that holds it in place.
What can I do to prevent this from happening?

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Old 09-28-2006, 04:08 AM   #2
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If you want to fix it yourself...

You can put a dab of anerobic glue called loctite. Loctite comes in different strengths. You probably want to use a weaker one. Or maybe put a lock washer on before the nut. Or in a pinch, a REALLY REALLY SMALL dab of nail polish on the threads AFTER putting on the nut. (drop half on nut, half on thread.) Use the pointed side of a toothpick to apply.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for that
I did think of loctite, but put of using it as I am sure there must be a better way. There must be thousands and thousands of Kitchen Aids out there, Do they all have the same problem???
The washer Idea is a good one, but there is no head on the screw.
I appreciate your impute.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:04 AM   #4
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There must be an answer to this.
On my Kitchen Aid there is a stainless steel rod between the top and bottom half of the the mixer that keeps coming loose. I have to keep inverting the machine and tightening the screw that holds it in place.
What can I do to prevent this from happening?
I need to go look at mine because I am not visualizing this piece. Obviously I have never had your problem or I would know! ;o) Does this rod run vertically or horizontally?
You might call a KA service center and ask them what to do.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
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Horizontally
And the screw can only be access by tipping it upside down
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #6
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Have never had that problem Dave, and I hope you have not put a hex on us by telling us about it... ;) (good luck with a solution, tho)
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:42 AM   #7
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Going down to look. What model is yours? If it is what I am thinking about mine sometimes works out a bit--it is free floating, not screwed. anyway, I'll be back.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:09 AM   #8
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Have never had that problem Dave, and I hope you have not put a hex on us by telling us about it... ;) (good luck with a solution, tho)
na wouldent do that to you Jean.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #9
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Dave, is your KA one with the bowl that lifts up and down? or the kind that screws into the base? I don't know that I [have that rod on mine! I have the kind that goes up and down... have had it for more than 20 years, and have never had one bit of problem with it. (Knock wood! )
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:06 AM   #10
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Hi June

the kind that screws into the base.
If you remember I got it about this time last year
You where right it is an amazing mixer (except for the bar that keeps working loose)
I will probably ring their help line later
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