Question about Food Mixers
The mixer works but is a little noisy in the gearing. It is leaking a brown oil like substance onto the area where you attach the beaters.
oil leaks onto the counter.
We were also told we didn't use our mixer enough and that is why it leaks oil. I'm quite handy but would be leery of taking the mixer apart to replace the seal without a diagram. The $125. to have a $200. mixer fixed is a bit out of line.
Is there a place to get a good diagram for KitchenAid mixers?
Leaking of oil in a stand mixer is not necessarily indicative of a large problem.
Kitchenaid stand mixers are overpacked with oil to last the lifetime of the motor. If the motor sits idle for some time (is not used), the oil may begin to drip from the gears and settle. Oil leakage may primarily be seen from around the beater shaft or planetary action.
A stand mixer can lose up to a 1/4 cup of oil before it needs to be serviced.
It is recommended to run the mixer on speed 10 for 2 minutes in order to redistribute oil back into the motor. In order to prevent future occurences, this is recommended to be done every 3 weeks if mixer is not being used.
Exploded parts views for all mixers are available at www.kithchenaid.com. Click "Customer Care" in the upper right hand corner of the main page, and then select "Locate Manuals and Guides." You will need to enter the unit's model number exactly as it appears on the bottom of the mixer. It will be listed on a white sticker.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: K45SS leaks lubricant
The solution?...the oil leak is a very common problem with the kitchen aid mixer. If you don't use your mixer a lot the gasket dries out and the gear casing oil leaks. Doesn't that sound like a tasty ingredient to add to your cookies?? You'd think that a gasket wouldn't dry out so quickly...but it does. You'll spend about $125 to get it fixed at a shop. If you seach the net (consumeraffairs.com) you'll find hundreds of complaints just like yours....and mine. Kitchen Aid's response is basically tough luck, we got your money.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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