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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The solution for both of these is a large screw that sits at the base of the head where the head and the base meet - you'll see it when you tilt the head up. This screw should not be all the way in. You can adjust how low the head goes- in the case of your blades hitting the bowl you'll want to let the screw out a bit; in the case of the locking, you'll want to screw it in a bit more.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
I hope this helps. I found on mine that the rear screw on the "neck" had become slighty loosecousing the release to not fully disingage. I had to remove the dome shaped cap in the middle of the speed control knob, pops off fairly easy, to gain access to the nut to tighten it. Hard part was trying to hold the screw head still while I used a small screw driver and small hammer to tap the nut tight, very limited space between the "neck" and motor body.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
SOURCE: Mixer won't tilt back
You may need to remove the head from the base to find the problem. This is a simple procedure, and is easily reversed, so if it doesn't help you, you can just put it back and take it to a repair shop later.
To remove the head:
First, make sure to unplug the mixer unit!
Next, turn the unit upside down. Inside the neck, you will see a screw. Use a slotted screwdriver to loosen (turn counter-clockwise) the screw a few turns. This will release the pivot pin on which the head swivels.
Push the pin out from one side using a long, slender implement (a screwdriver, pen, etc.). With the pin removed, the head will lift off of the base, and you may be able to determine the problem from there.
Best of luck!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
The Hobart/Kitchenaid model 4C Stand Mixer was produced between 1961 and 1977.
This unit is now a vintage piece chased by collector. Parts dealers do not sell parts anymore for such an old model.
The parts must be purchased on the second hand and vintage market, best source is Ebay. Put 4c mixer or kitchenaid 4c to find parts.
The bowl is easy to find, it is part 4162158, regular retail price for replacement is $44. buy the glass one on Ebay, that will be the original one mounted on first models.
Here Ebay list.
Vintage KitchenAid 4c Glass Mixing Bowl Excel Cond!
VINTAGE KITCHENAID 4C MIXER WIRE WHISK ONLY
KitchenAid Mixer md 4C Complete with Bowl White
KITCHENAID MIXER 4.5QT S.S. BOWL FTIS MODEL 4C 4162158
Here also a forum where you can contact more Kitchenaid vintage appliances owners or collectors.
The dough tool is not even easy to find on Ebay. Try contacting Kitchenaid and see if they can give you a compatible part.
If they have the original one (unlikely) , then do not be surprised if part price is over $30.
If you find a 4c with tools for spares on Ebay , buy it, and resell the parts you do not need. The whole mixer with bowl and one tool is worth over $50.
The original owners manual can also be purchased from Kitchenaid/hobart
KitchenAid Customer Service
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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