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Oil Leak I was making a cake, and oil leaked into the bowl and I had to throw out the batter. It seems to be leaking up by the beater area.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same thing happening. Fortunately it leaked down the back of the stand when I tipped the beater up to remove the bowl. I'll try the solution to see if it helps. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same oil leak; I will try your suggestion, also how much oil can leak out before it runs dry, i have ahd this probles on and off for awhile. is there anyway to check the oil level?
    barneysml


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There are screws under that metallic ring on the mixer head. Gently remove the metalic ring by pushing down on its edge with a screwdriver. Once the ring is removed the screws are exposed. Tighten each one and then again to make sure they are snug. If this doesn't work, you need a new grease gasket. Good luck.

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