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KitchenAid ACCOLADE 400 Mixer.When mixing dough the bowl jumps out of the the bowl lock. How can this problem be resolved?

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That is usually the bowl lock plate, or possibly the grooves on the bowl. Usually we would recommend replacing the bowl lock plate to start, and if that doesn't solve the problem then you should replace the bowl.

However the Accolade models were produced for a very short time, and have been discontinued. For whatever reason KitchenAid made the bowl lock plate and the bowl different than that on a regular tilt head mixer. As of about November KitchenAid has discontinued both the bowl and the lock plate that will work with your mixer and there is no replacement.

I would use the mixer until it because un-useable and then you will have to either make the KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Lock Plate 4163032 and the KitchenAid 5 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl work on yours which would require a modification of the bowl lock plate or replace the mixer.

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I know this sounds a bit simple but the bowl cup can sometimes actually wear out and a very fast (# screws) and a new one and the problem is solved. If however there is a problem on the head hold down set screw (under the mixer in the cavity ) it can come loose then the mixer head can bounce all over the place causung the bowl to get loose in the holding cup at the base of the mixer., I hope this helps, let us know if you need more, we can FixYa

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KitchenAid ACCOLADE 400 Mixer. When mixing dough the bowl jumps out of the bowl lock. How do in resolve this problem?


Make sure that the bowl is fully tightened in the bowl lock. If this does not solve the problem it may be that the lock disc itself needs to be replaced or that the amount of dough is more than the dough hook can handle.

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Sometimes with use the attachments can become slightly warped requiring more force to lift them before rotating off the mount.
I once used my own Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook attachment to make a whole wheat bread dough. When I was done the hook was a bit bent from the hearty dough. There was also some flour in the mount causing it to jam. Removing the hook attachment proved difficult but not imposable.
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The Professional 600 has a metal gear housing with a metal gearing. Because of this, the Professional 600 will generally run louder than other stand mixers that may have a nylon/metal mesh gearing.

How long is the bread dough being mixed for? Kitchenaid stand mixers must be used on speed 2 for bread doughs, using the spiral shaped dough hook, and mixing for no longer than 7 minutes.

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Hi Susan. There is no worse feeling than the feeling you get when you find that you've been seperated from your hard-earned money by a company that markets a product with glowing phrases of what their product can do...And then doesn't deliver on it's promises. Kitchenaid mixers can make short work of bread dough NOT! My Kitchenaid HD Pro (475 watts) self destructed after only 30 uses of making my Sourdough Bread. The problem? A cheap piece of plastic that takes the stresses of two important shafts in the mixer. Cheap, shoddy parts in a mixer you paid top dollar for. Kitchenaid shows no shame in doing so.

What is happening with your mixer as it tries to mix your dough is that the head unit is thrust back and forth and side to side (bucking). Eventually hinges become loose and sloppy. Kitchenaid's behaviour is legal and beyond reproach, so make your next mixer purchase an informed one.

Goto www.consumeraffairs.com and do a search for your Kitchenaid model. You'll notice that you're not alone in your mixer troubles.

I solved my mixer problems by buying a used Hobart 20qt. Commercial mixer (A200) and rebuilt it. When mixing heavy dough you should only use about 60% of the bowl capacity. less, if your mixer is agonizing with the amount of food in the bowl..

You will be able to replace the thumb screw. Be prepared to wait for at least a month for the part to arrive once ordered.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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hi have a nice day.
At the link below you can find illustrated instructions of how to repair a food mixer.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-small-appliances4.htm
Does it help?

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