Troubleshooting beater alignment
Hi, I just purchased a Hobart-era KitchenAid Mixer on eBay. The model is K5SS. The seller said that the beater hit the bottom of the bowl when mixing on all speeds, but when I received the mixer the beater actually hits the middle of left side of the bowl, not the bottom (I spread butter on the bowl to see where the beater was making contact). The beater height is fine (it just barely skims the top of dime left at the bottom of the bowl), and I have been able to adjust it successfully using a mallet on the yoke arms as per the instruction manual (the older models don't have an adjustment screw). But I have been unable to get the beater to clear the side of the bowl. The whisk attachment does not hit the sides at all. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? The picture above shows the marks left in the butter by the misaligned beater.