1.Your KitchenAid professional 600 mixer may possibly get quite warm when being used. When mixing big heavy mixes for long periods of time, it is likely that the top of your mixer will be too hot to actually touch. This is entirely normal so do not be alarmed.

2.When you first purchase your KitchenAid professional 600 mixer, you will also notice that it emits a strong electrical smell. Again this is quite usual with all new electrical appliances.

3. If your flat beater is hitting the sides of the bowl you will need to check the correct clearance levels as per the instructions below. If they are set correctly you will need to contact customer service and arrange for it to be looked at. Make sure you have your proof of purchase to hand.

If your KitchenAid professional 600 stand mixer should stop working the following points should be checked in the first instance:

  • Make sure the mixer is plugged in.
  • Is the fuse in the circuit to the stand mixer in working order?
  • If you have a circuit breaker box, be sure the circuit is closed.
  • Turn the stand mixer off for 10-15 seconds, then turn it back on. If the mixer still does not start, allow it to cool for 30 minutes before turning it back on. – If the problem is not due to one of the above items you can contact customer service and arrange for it to be looked at by an engineer.

Setting The Beater to Bowl Clearance

When your KitchenAid professional 600 was assembled in the factory, the settings were carefully adjusted so that the flat beater was the correct distance from the bowl to enable optimum mixing.

If, for any reason, the flat beater hits the bottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, you can correct the clearance very easily.

1.Always unplug the KitchenAid professional 600 before attempting to work on it.

2.Then set the bowl lift handle in the down position.

3.Attach flat beater as if you were going to use it for mixing.

4. Find the adjusting screw which is located on the main housing of the mixer behind where the flat beater sits. Turn the screw anti clockwise to raise the bowl and clockwise to lower it. Note the screw only needs to be turned a little and will not rotate more than 1/4 turn (90 degrees) in either direction. (The full range of adjustment is 1/2 turn, or 180 degrees.)

The bowl should just clear the bottom section of the bowl.

5.Place bowl lift handle in up position to check clearance.

6.Repeat steps 4 and 5 if necessary.

NOTE: When properly adjusted, the flat beater will not strike on the bottom or side of the bowl. If the flat beater or the wire whip is so close that it strikes the bottom of the bowl, coating may wear off the beater or wires on whip may wear.

Source by Martin Ducatti