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Inoperative raising and lowering mechanism

There is a mechanism that is nearly impossible to access that allows the mixer to be raised and lowered; it has either broken or disconnected and the mixer is rendered useless (or nearly so). I think it's just a matter of the right tool or ability to access the inner workings.

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Actually I finally figured out that the motor housing has to be removed to get to a tension screw (visible when the bowl rack is lowered fully) and screw it in from the inside (housing cap screws hidden under a metal strap that is loosened from the back; remove the top; three screws hold the motor housing to the neck/base). It's virtually impossible to get to from the bottom. The three screws holding the motor housing are not easy to get to but mercifully easy to loosen at a slight angle. Once that's off, the adjustment screw can be inserted more easily. Thanks to those who responded!

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Doug,

Look at this guy's website where he takes it all apart with just a phillips head screwdriver. He has it quite far apart changing a gear, but if you look at one of the photos, you can see where there are four screws that hold the top part on. If you remove that I think you will have access to the lift handle.

Otherwise, I found another solution here.

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Frank

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This looks very helpful. Thanks! I'll post if it does the trick.

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That's great! Take some photos as you take it apart and maybe we can get the start of an open KitchenAid repair manual going...

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Doug will be eternally grateful.
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