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A 200 T grease leak & gear noise

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I have an a 200 t. I have noticed a small dollop of black grease leaking from under the planetary part, where the attachments go, from what looks like a cap of some sort. Also, I can hear what I assume are the gears spinning. Do I need to re grease? Is there a gasket missing? Thanks

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The o-ring on the attachment hub gear is wirn causing the leak.If the mixer is old it wouldnt hurt to change the grease.

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