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Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer

My wives kitchen aid mixer started to leak a small amount of oil/ oily substance for the mixer head (where the beaters are attched) what is this from and how can I fix it? thanks Tim

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I have this problem too -it is rather common if you search the web. There was a suggestion posted on this site about what to do. See I have also read about other people taking it to a Kitchen Aid repair place where they repacked the grease for about $45. I took mine apart and there is gobs of grease around the gears. Right now I am still trying to figure out what to do. I am going to have my father look at it to see what he thinks since he is good with motors. The Kitchen Aid web site says that the grease is FDA approved, so at least it's not going to kill you if a little gets in your food. Their suggestion is to take it out and run it for about 5 minutes at least once a week. They say it leaks if it is not used often enough. That logic doesn't make much sense to me, but you could try it. Mine seems to leak more when I run it because the grease heats up and liquifies more. I hope that helps. I'll let you know what happens with mine, once it's fixed. Lisa

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

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