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blackhorse16a's picture
blackhorse16a

Dough Hook Problem

I have A KA K5SS mixer from the early 70's. Just recently began making bread (okay, so I'm cautious about new things D) )


and I have read of problems with dough climbing the hook, but my problrm is the opposite. The hook just spins in the center of the bowl and pushes the dough to the sides of the bowl, where it remains.


If I try to push it back, the same thing happens. What to do?


 


BH

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flournwater

What's the hydrdation level of your dough?  Are you placing the dough into the bowl and then placing the dough hook into what would essentially be the center of the dough ball or dropping the dough ball down alongside the dough hook?

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SylviaH

Height adjustment of hook!  I have a KA Artisan..and I remember reading that you can adjust the height of the hook..closer or farther away from the bottom of the bowl..your hook may be adjusted to high...Just a thought, hope it helps solve your problem.


Sylvia

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SylviaH

Height adjustment of hook!  I have a KA Artisan..and I remember reading that you can adjust the height of the hook..closer or farther away from the bottom of the bowl..your hook may be adjusted to high...Just a thought, hope it helps solve your problem.


Sylvia

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Janknitz

when I've started mixing with the paddle and then switch to the hook. A little bit of flour (about a Tbsp worth) right in the center of the dough usually helps the hook pick up it up..

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subfuscpersona

Just want to make sure you have the correct size dough hook for your 5-quart K5-SS model. The "C" type dough hook for a 4 & 1/2 qt size KA model is about 1 inch shorter than the one for a 5 qt model.


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blackhorse16a

Thanks, all. I just got out of hospital, so late reply. Also, just got my first emaill telling me of ANY responses. WUWT??  (Just made tis up: "what's up with that " :)


 


I think it was a combination of hydration (too much) and mounting the hook. I was just changing from paddle to hook without handling the dough. All good now. Anyway, I've only been using the hook for a short period, then hand kneading- more fun and more sense of where the dough is at.


 


BH