Planetary Drive head keeps falling out during use

At some point the planetary drive head started wanting to just drop off (fall) - like, into the mixing bowl) when operating the mixer. Why does that happen? Does something need to be replaced? Did a clip or retainer disappear? I could epoxy that drive head to the vertical shaft (the one that sticks down with MANY tiny long teeth along the shaft, but that might affect repairability long term.

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You likely lost the c clip on your vertical shafts in the gear box.


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quinn47 , If part not available for some reason. Just a thought! If possible and you have no alternative, is it possible to drill a hole, then thread hole and use a set screw to keep the piece in place when using and still be removable when need be. Good luck.

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Parts list and diagram (click to enlarge diagram). Good luck. Our K5 (1970's) is like 40 years old and still works perfect.

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