Question about KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer
My Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer won't release the beater. It was always a simple push up and turn and now it is stuck tight and you cannot push the beater up at all it won't even move no matter how much pressure you put on it. I read on the Kitchen Aid site that you can spray cooking spray on the spring to lubricate it and I tried that, still won't move.
I had this same problem as well. The beater was stuck like glue to the rotating arm, and it would not budge with any amount of pressure. I tried the cooking spray and it did nothing. But today I put a rag in hot/boiling water and then carefully wrapped it around the top of the beater. I let it sit for 10 minutes. Then I put the rag in hot water again and repeated the process for about another 5 minutes. When this was done, I covered the beater in a towel (to protect it) and forcefully tapped (ok... I pounded) it with the flat side of my meat tenderizer (it was all I had...you could use a mallet or hammer). It took a little bit of work because I had to hammer it from the bottom, then the side, then the top to get the little spoke guided through the shaft. But it did finally come off. After cleaning with hot water, I put the beater on again and noticed that it was still a little hard to get on/off. So, I put a little bit of veg. oil on it, and it seems to be better. Going forward, I will be sure to clean the top of the beater & arm after each use and then coat it with a little oil to keep from sticking. Best of luck!
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
I had the same problem I tapped it with a sledge hammer and it released I then oiled the shaft down and the attachment , no more problems
Posted on Nov 08, 2018
I am having this problem with my mixer as well.
I have tried oil, filling up the bowl with soapy water and letting it stand overnight, pouring teapot after teapot of boiling water over the attachment opening... The beater won't budge, not a tiny bit. Could there be another explanation?
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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