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How do I fill my kitchenaid mixer with oil? The kids put it away on it's side and a lot of oil ran out of i.

When my kiychenaid mixer was stored on it's side a lt of oil ran out of it. What tye of oil an where do I fill it?

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I called KitchenAid about this issue with my mixer. The agent on the phone told me they are aware that it tends to happen to some mixers after they sit for some time. Basically, a "lifetime" of grease has been packed into the assembly and it is normal for it to release grease on occasion. I was told to run the mixer at 10 for at least 2 minutes to get it going and I should see a reduction in the oil leak. I had about a tablespoon worth of oil dripping down off the assembly. I was told that if over time it seemed to amount to about 1/4 cup then I should call to see about repairs due to a potentially bad seal. I was also told that the repair for that would most likely NOT cost the same as a new appliance.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

SOURCE: how do I add oil to my kitchenaid stand mixer?

if the oil is black or dark green this is the transmission grease. There is plenty in the case don't worry. You may have a cracked transmission case or a bad gassket. I think the most likely thing is a loose screw or two. Take the trim band off, 1 screw. Then take the 4 screws that hold the cover on. You can now lift the top and take a look for the sourse of the leak

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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I would first get some canned air. Spray out the area around the Shaft. This is to make sure no harden food is up there. After that is clean spray some cooking spray "PAM"in the Shaft area. This should help. Good Luck

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid Mixer leaking oil

Hi Tim. Don't try to pour anything into the side openings, these openings are for the electrical brushes. You didn't state what model you have so my help is limited. Goto www.kitchenaid.com and click on the customer care tab. Enter your mixer's model# into the search window. Look for a parts catalog for your mixer. If there is one, download it.

Your mixer uses grease to lubricate it. If it's leaking oil, the oil and old grease must be removed and replaced. Chevron FM ALC EP-2 is a "Food Grade" grease, use it to replace the old stuff. The transmission housing and Planetary assembly will have to be removed to accomplish this. It's a messy, but necessary task. Once completed, run the mixer for a few minutes each week to keep the oil suspended in the grease, this will extend the life of the new lube. Good luck!

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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Hi - I've been searching for general info on KitchenAid stand mixers and ran across this so I'm throwing my $.02 in... Since KA stand mixer bases are essentially made of cast metal parts, there is a very slim chance that there is a lateral misalignment (side-side) unless it got dropped...eek! Sounds like a head height adjustment issue. Check out this from KitchenAid Conversations:

http://forum.kitchenaid.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3032

Good luck.

DZII

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Kitchenaid leaking oil


Remove the chrome drip ring that covers the outer planetary, clean it out, wipe as much oil away as possible, put the drip ring back on and carry on using it. Eventually you will need to completely dismantle the gearbox and clean out & change the grease. It's not the sort of job to look forward to. The old grease slowly breaks down over time and the oil is separating out from the grease solids. It is special food grade grease so completely harmless.

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Mixer is leaking oil from were attachment go


Inside the gear housing there is a ton of grease. When the machine is used too many time or ran for an extended time the grease will degrade and become runny that's why it leaks. Open your motor up and replace the new grease. This should take care of it. Replacementparts.com has some great videos on how to fix kitchenaid stand mixer. Here is the video on how to change the grease.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKHVvNX5eY

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How do I replace the oil that came out when the mixer was stored on its side?


Mary Ann,
There actually is not actual oil inside the mixer. There is however GREASE. When the grease gets old it can begin to separate and then leak out like oil. The grease needs to be replaced in the mixer. You can find online video's on how to that and where to get replacement grease.

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Hello, my Hobart AE200 seeps oil from the front panel. How do I top it up? How often does the oil need replacing and with what type of oil? Thanks


It's not oil in the A200, it's #2 weight grease. Although when it gets old enough it can break down far enough to basically become oil (either that or someone put oil in it previously). There are a number of answers written on fixya.com explaining how to disassemble the transmission and change the grease. Fill with 36 ounces #2 grease. FYI : disassembling the transmission and changing the grease is a very messy task and one can VERY easily reassemble the transmission incorrectly, so consider bringing the mixer to Hobart to have the job done.

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My mixer is leaking oil. How do I fix it?


Your mixer is leaking grease not oil. It is a simple fix. First you have to open the machine and regrease it. Once you have done that try replacing the gasket. Also, this particular mixer cannot be left on its side (some people store it sideways in a cabinet or under the sink) doing so will cause the machine to leak as well.

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Mixer was laid on side for travel and it appeared that a small amount of 'oil' was found on outside of head. Can oil leak out of head? Is the oil refillable?


Hi FDLISS, sorry to hear about your mixer’s ‘leaking’ issues. KA mixers should never be placed on their sides, or you see what can happen. So how bad is this oil leak problem and what can you do to fix it?
First, if the amount of oil you found leaking was small and if your mixer otherwise works normally with the missing oil you really don’t need to take your mixer apart to refill it. The good news though, is that you can take the mixer apart and refill the grease, if you feel it is necessary.
The internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a 'lifetime', whatever that means? Depending on the age of your mixer, where it’s been stored, degree and intensity of usage; all these factors contribute to cause the oil to come out of suspension and seep to the bottom of the transmission box. When you laid your mixer on its side, the oil flowed to the lowest point and found a way out. Gravity is very insidious.
What should you do? Clean your mixer head where the oil came out with a sponge and hot, soapy water (DO NOT immerse your mixer in a sink of hot soapy water, though!) Hopefully it did not come out of your electric motor brush ports (those ‘screw’ heads on each side of your mixer head.)
The inspection and troubleshooting of the inside of your mixer is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty. Just be sure to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM50P, and select the file that matches your mixer under Parts List (4) from the three versions listed.
Turn to pages 4 & 5 for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. It can be messy but gratifying. You might want to reorder the gasket and an ‘O’-ring for starters. Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc.
If you think you need to replenish the grease in your transmission, you should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com (for grease). You should search for ‘food grade grease’ online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do some comparison shopping.
Here are links to three excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble, regrease and reassemble your mixer.
Finally, if you feel this is beyond your capabilities and will be too difficult to do by yourself you can take your mixer to a local small appliance repair shop and have them troubleshoot and fix your mixer. KA Customer Care can provide you with the name and phone # of the closest authorized KA repair shop in your area or you can do a Online web search, but be sure to get at least three estimates before deciding to commit to one repair shop.
Good luck. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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The tilt-up head on my KitchenAid KSM90 stand mixer has a lot of free play, the head moves (bounces)up & down when mixer is in use. Adjusting the beater for clearance using the dime method, when you...


The head bounce sounds as if the locking hook is not engaged properly when you slide the head-lock lever to the locked position.

If this is the case, you will need to disassemble the mixer to make sure the link from the lever to hook is not bent. Another possibility is that the slot in the base the hook engages. If this is broken away, the hook will not be able to hold the head in place (I sure hope that this is not the problem).

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Moved our mixer to another packed on its side, not


Hi AQUACLAY. For starters, for your next move remember to tell your packers to pack the mixer upright...J
OK, to answer your main question, your KA mixer’s internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a 'lifetime', whatever that means? Depending on the age of your mixer, where it’s been stored and how long it's been idle and/or how heavily it’s been used; these factors all will eventually cause the grease’s base oil to separate from its additives, with the resultant oil seeping from openings beyond the gasket and generally following the path of least resistance down to the lowest point, i.e., the agitator shaft. Gravity can be very insidious. Of course, laying our mixer on its side offers a whole bunch of other exits points for the oil. With that much oil lost, you definitely want to replace the transmission gear grease at some point in the future.
The good news is that this can accomplished quite easily (OK, maybe with a little effort) by yourself if you are a DITY type person, and feel adventurous and your mixer is not under warranty. Before you start to disassemble your mixer, be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM50P (Your KSM5 mixer falls within this manual), and select the first file KSM50P.pdf (438.31 KB) listed under Parts List (4) and then check to verify this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled “Case, Gearing and Planetary Unit”, which provides and exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Besides replacement grease you might consider replacing the Transmission Case Gasket (Illus. No. 26) and “O”-ring (Illus. No. 53), too. I’d also check to make sure there is no oil residue lingering where the oil leaked when it was lying on its side during the move; particularly if it leaked out of a brush hole on the side of the mixer head. Oil and electricity don’t mix, so here’s the opportunity with your mixer apart to wipe down the path the oil took to ‘escape’.
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com (for grease). You should search for ‘food grade grease’ online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do some comparison shopping.
Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer. The mixers displayed in the links are different KA models, but the principles are the same.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
Good luck, I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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Hi - I've been searching for general info on KitchenAid stand mixers and ran across this so I'm throwing my $.02 in... Since KA stand mixer bases are essentially made of cast metal parts, there is a very slim chance that there is a lateral misalignment (side-side) unless it got dropped...eek! Sounds like a head height adjustment issue. Check out this from KitchenAid Conversations:

http://forum.kitchenaid.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3032

Good luck.

DZII

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I laid my mixer on the side and found a good Tablespoon of either oil or grease underneath it. I have not used it- please tell me how to replace it and is it oil or ??? it is dark colored. tbkish@wi.rr.com


Hi, TBKISH. To answer your main question, if the amount of oil you found underneath your mixer was small you really don’t need to take your mixer apart to replace the 'lost' oil. The internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a 'lifetime' (whatever that means). Depending on the age of your mixer, where it was stored (high temp possibly?); these conditions may have contributed to the oil that’s come out of suspension and seeped beyond the gasket, and out of your mixer. Did you notice where the oil came from? If it came out of the planetary gear (agitator) you should be able to use your mixer without any problems, just clean the agitator shaft. If the oil came out of the brush cover cap holes (on either side of the mixer head), then you'll need to clean the brushes off before I'd fire up the mixer again.

If you are DITY type person, and feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty you can troubleshoot it yourself. Be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download it from the KA website. Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number (in your case, try K45SSW select Parts List (1) and then check to see it this matches your mixer model). You can check on page 4 & 5 for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. It can be messy but gratifying. You might want to reorder the gasket for starters. Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc.

If you really feel the need to re-grease your transmission, you should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. You should be search for ‘food grade grease’. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.

Finally, here's a link to a site that details the disassembly and replacement of a mixer's grease, which might be helpful, too. http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_the_food/2009/04/how-to-repair-a-kitchenaid-mixer-yourself.html
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

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