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Kitchenaid stand mixer leaking oil from head over beater area. Can this be fixed by a professional repair person?

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I called the 800 service number when mine did the same thing. They advised to:

1. Use the processor more frequently to avoid this in the future; and
2. To fun the motor on speed setting "10" for two minutes.

A harmless vegetable grease, normally solid, has separated due to infrequent use and leaked a bit ( a few tablespoons in my case). Running the motor on high speed causes it to re-solidify, they said. Wipe clean. Forget about it.

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Hi. The grease in your mixer needs changing. A pro repair shop should be able to do it. Call ahead to ensure that they know how to service your mixer. Shop around and compare prices.

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