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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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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problelm, oil leaking down from mixer head, a real puddle.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    mine is leaking a lot. It only runs out when you flip the head up.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Mine leaks from all around the top near where the paddle or whisk attaches.  This happens not only when I use it but also when it is sitting and not being used.  I don't care how "safe" the grease is, I don't feel good about using it, especually when I have to constantly watch it for leakage.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    replace kitchen aid hand mixer cord

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    kitchen aid classic stand mixer wont turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Got it out fine but can't get it back in

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I have a K5-A stand mixer. This morning it decided not to turn on. What's wrong?

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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 http://www.fixya.com/support/t125253-mixer_leaking_oil 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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    Brenda Kennedy Nov 30, 2013

    that is great news if you need to find grease for your mixer Amsoil

  • Brenda Kennedy
    Brenda Kennedy Nov 30, 2013

    Amsoil carries the Food grade grease

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