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Oil leaked from housing

My KitchenAid mixer sat on its back for a couple of weeks when I moved into a new house.  When I unpacked it I noticed that oil had leaked out of the back of the motor housing.  I don't want to use it before I find out if it needs to have some sort of lubrication replaced.  How do I correct this problem?
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    My older Kitchenaid that really never got heavy usage is doing the same thing. The oil drips around the round plate where the beaters fit. I'm still using it but have to check often to wipe it up before it drips in the food. Figure that some day it will burn out when all the oil is gone. Because of it's cost, I think that the next time iIwill buy a heavy-duty Mixmaster. I have worn two of those out over the last 35 years but they're a lot cheaper to replace and they handled dough and thick icing very well. Actually, I liked them better because they had a wider bowl and was easier to get into to scrape the bowl. Hope we find a solution to the oil problem.

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