Electrolux Magic Mill DLX 9000 how should it work?
I got a really cheap ($90 .00) Magic Mill DLX 9000 mixer on E-bay. Someone had fiddled with the pin located on the arm; however, I fixed it and ordered a roller and scraper. My question, having never used one of these machines, is whether this particular model had a spring-loaded arm as the new models (Ankarsrum Assistent) apparently do. I am not sure if the machine I have is working properly as this machine does not have a spring-loaded arm. I did try mixing some brioche dough with it and was not too impressed. The roller arm kept moving towards the middle and within no time, the dough had formed a doughnut around the roller and was more or else just spinng around with minimal contact to the side of the bowl or the scraper. It really didn't seem to be doing much kneading. I attempted to incorporate butter and the butter stayed primarily around the exterior of the dough and really didn't seem to get incorporated to any great degree. If I physically moved the arm so that it was closer to the side of the bowl and held it there, that seemed to help enourage the dough to come off of the roller and move between the roller and the scraper. I tried tightening the arm to keep it in a more what seemed to me to be more useful position but the with the movement from the arm and the bowl, the screw loosens up and goes back to moving more or less towards the middle without much contact with the side. I was making a two-loaf batch of brioche so perhaps had I been making 8 loaves it would have worked. Any insight would help. I have watched You-Tube videos but they don't describe their model or how it should work properly. Thanks.