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My kitchenaid mixer is leaking from the part that spins?

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  • iceracer83 Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same issue with an old DeLonghi stand mixer. The grease appears to be from the gears above the bowl. It is NOT watery from cleaning.

    Is there a seal between the gear drive mechanism and tool insertion piece?

    I can not find an exploded view drawing and I have not dissambled the mixer yet.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I noticed brown colored grease coming down from the motor.

  • Dan Hudson May 11, 2010

    Hello,



    I would suspect that this is some of the grease from the gears above the part that spins. Normally there needs to be some in there, but for some reason, yours is coming out. If you wipe the excess off, does not come out? Is it brown like grease, or did water get in during a cleanup?

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I took mine apart and all the grease had settled down around the shaft in the housing due to lack of use,found no seal.Going to spread grease back up on gears,see what happens.I found this at KitcheAids web site.Good luck.
Why do I see oil leaking from the beater shaft of my stand mixer?
Some KitchenAid® stand mixers that are not used very often or have been tipped may experience slight oil leakage from the shaft or hub attachment. To avoid the oil leakage, KitchenAid suggests that you run the mixer weekly for short periods of time. Generally, the mixer may lose approximately X cup of oil before repair is necessary. The oil used is FDA approved and is not harmful to consume, should any get into the food that you are preparing.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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I have the same problem. It is not oil, but the oil residue from the grease that surrounds the gear box. There is a very heavy grease that is wrapped around the gears. I am assuming that the leak is the broken down grease that seeped out from the gasket. Here is what I did: Remove the chrome ring(pound down on it gently, it will come off very easily) remove the pin on the shaft. Clean all the oil out of the assembly. Remove the motor cover. Remove all the screws from the large gear(about 5 of them)this will allow ou to pull the top of the mixer off. There are 2 screws holding the band around the mixer, remove them. There are 4 screws holding the top of the mixer to the bottom, remove them. You should be able to lift the top of the mixer off. Remove the black gasket, inspect it for cracks. I cleaned mine and put the same one back on. I thing all that was wrong was the screws were loose letting the grease leak out. It runs fine now. no leaks yet. You will find all the diagrams at this web site: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=239812

Posted on Dec 18, 2006

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First off -- if it's still under warrantee, you'll want to go to kitchenaid.com and find the nearest service center. The next thing I say starts with "void the warrantee" steps. :)

It's very simple to open a stand mixer to see if you've got a simple problem or a bad one.

Unplug it.

Follow the aluminum "Kitchen Aid" band to the back of the unit, there's one main screw. Remove this, and set it aside with the band which should come right off at this point.

Now, there should be two screws on each side of the unit where the band used to be. Remove each of these. They're all identical, so no worries if you mix them up.

Now you can lift the top off of the unit and see inside. The motor is at the back of the unit, the gear box at the front is where the oil is coming from. Try (GENTLY) to tighten the screws that hold the gearbox together. With a little luck, the gearbox screws had come loose and it was oozing oil out through the seals. If they're all firm, then you've got more serious problems and you'll want to find a service center for it.

Good luck!


Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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KitchenAid uses a grease in the transmission, and anything that may drip from the transmission will be very low in quantity.

If you want to disassemble, clean, and re-grease to remove the liquid part that has weeped out of the existing grease, do so with a food safe grease.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My kitchenAid stand mixer is leaking oil. How do I

referring to:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%204176924.pdf

You can see that there are 5 screws holding the upper and lower gearcase together. They pinch the gasket number 26 together and prevent the oil and grease from leaking. Remove the chrome ring by prying gently around the ring. You will see the 5 screw heads. Tighten them and the leaking will stop.

If it still leaks then you may have to replace the fiber washers number 29 which will involve disassembling the lower gear case.

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%204176924.pdf

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