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Why Read This Article?

  • Save mixer attachments from undo wear.
  • This adjustment only takes seconds.
  • View a demonstration video.

Article Breakdown

  • Out-of-adjustment beaters cause attachment wear.
  • Adjusting beater height only takes a screwdriver and a few seconds.

Steps to Adjust KitchenAid Beater Height

1. Lift the mixer head and remove the beater.

2. Turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise.

3. Test the new height of the mixer.


Tools & Materials

  • a flat head screwdriver

How to Adjust the Beater on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

October 7, 2010
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If the beater on your KitchenAid stand mixer is hitting the mixer bowl, this article's beater height adjustment tips will solve the problem.

The beater on a KitchenAid stand mixer can vibrate into a lower position during operation, causing it to clang against the edges of the mixer bowl as it spins.

The extra friction puts a lot of undue wear on mixer attachments, and the cost of replacing them can add up quickly.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Alignment

Luckily, adjusting a mixer's beater height back into the correct position takes only seconds to do and only requires the use of a flat head screwdriver.

Read to steps below to learn how to adjust your mixer's beater height.


Steps to Adjust KitchenAid Beater Height


1. Tilt the mixer's head back and remove the beater.

This will give you access to the mixer's beater height adjustment screw.

Remove the Beater

The beater height adjustment screw is located in the joint where the mixer's head pivots.

KitchenAid Beater Height Adjustment Screw

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2. Turn the adjustment screw one full turn counterclockwise.

Turning the beater height adjustment screw counterclockwise raises the beater, while tightening the screw lowers the beater.

The correct position for the beater is to be just out of reach of the bowl edges.

Turn the Adjustment Screw

If your mixer's beater only recently began to hit the bowl, turning the adjustment screw a full turn is a good rule of thumb to get the beater back where it should be.

Exactly how much to turn the screw can vary a little, depending on the mixer.

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3. Test the new height of the beater.

Just to double check the adjustment, reattach the beater and run the machine at full speed for a second or two.

Test the New Alignment

If the beater doesn't hit the sides of the bowl, then the height adjustment was successful!

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Conclusion is an authorized dealer for O.E.M. KitchenAid mixer parts. We hope this article and video helped you with your mixer adjustment.

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