My friend has just given me one of these, but it will not open more than a
few cm. The hinge/counterbalance seems to be misaligned or possibly
twisted - meaning that the top and bottom of the machine is slightly out of
alignment and so it collides at the heel preventing opening.
Can anyone tell me how I get the two halves of the mixer apart? There is a
small hole to the rear of the mixer where you can view the end of the hinge
pin...but I'm not sure what to do with it. Do you press/tap it in to